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Volunteer

Volunteer for us

We have a range of volunteer opportunities from helping out at events, representing us at community events and helping us distribute flyers and collection tins throughout the local area.

If you’d like to find out more about becoming a Charity Ambassador, then we’d love to hear from you!

Please call Sara Fripp on 0300 019 8449 or email uhd.charity@uhd.nhs.uk or contact proudto.volunteer@und.nhs.uk for an application form.

Volunteer Charity Ambassadors can undertake a range of duties to support our charity team and represent the charity and trust within the local community. This can include:

Retail and trade

Working in the charity retail outlets, restocking, tidying and cleaning, serving members of the public, taking card and cash payments. This may include ‘pop-up’ shops on and off hospital site/s.

Promotion and distribution

Ensuring promotional materials across our hospitals are up to date by replenishing charity information boards with posters, leaflets and donation envelopes.

Collections

Distributing and monitoring collection tins within an agreed area. Recording information, keeping in touch with supporters and arranging regular collection and replacement of tins. Paying in funds collected to the charity office/s.

Fundraising events

Supporting University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity events which can include marshalling, administration support, manning charity stands i.e. tombola or cake sales and set up/pack down of event.

Community events

Representing the charity at community-based events. This can include attending cheque presentations, meetings, social events, fundraisers and galas.

Volunteer Charity Ambassadors may be required to appear in media (photos or videos) which may be used by community supporters and/or the charity, across various platforms including print and social media, therefore a media consent form will be required.

Volunteer Charity Ambassadors will receive training and support from the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity team. All tasks will be undertaken by mutual agreement.