There are hundreds of volunteers who give up their time to help support patients and staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.
Volunteer co-ordinator Paul Wharton said: “Many volunteers have supported the trust for a number of years. We’re very fortunate to have so many volunteers already, but we want to encourage more people to join us.
“There are so many benefits to being a volunteer and people come and volunteer with us for so many reasons. It could be to meet new people and make friends, to learn new skills and gain experience in healthcare or to give something back to the local community.
“Being a volunteer doesn’t mean giving up whole days at a time. There are opportunities available to suit everyone. Any hours you can spare is very much appreciated. You can fit the hours in around your own commitments, during the day, evening or weekends.
“The work volunteers do makes such a difference to staff, patients and visitors and we are very grateful for their efforts. They are so valuable and it is important that we recognise how dedicated they are.”
If you are thinking about becoming a volunteer and would like to find out more you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01642 383933.
You can download an application form and find out more information on our website at www.nth.nhs.uk/jobs/volunteer/