We've put together some frequently asked questions which might
help you decide. If you have any queries or would like more
information, then please don't hesitate to contact our Voluntary
Services Department at Aor write to us at Voluntary Services
Department, Appleton House, Lanchester Road Hospital Site,
Durham, 0800 7835774.
What age do I need to be before I can apply to be a volunteer in
If you are aged 16 or over you are eligible to apply to become a
It is a requirement of the NHS that you complete an application
form in order for us to obtain your details and also to ensure that
we match you with an appropriate volunteering role.
It is important for us to establish you are fit to undertake the
role you are volunteering for and to identify if any modifications
are required to assist you to undertake the role due to working in
a health care environment.
A CRB check is required because as a volunteer you will be
working with children or vulnerable adults.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community