Volunteers play an important role within the Trust, supporting our staff as well as patients, parents and visitors to the hospital. You can recognise them by their red t-shirts.

Volunteer recruitment

Our recruitment procedures have changed for 2017. We are now running a continual programme of recruitment based on the vacancies we have within the Trust, although this may pause from time to time if the volume of applications is particularly high or if all vacancies have been filled.

We have no vacancies at the moment – recruitment will restart in January 2018.

Before applying take a look at the Volunteer Handbook as it may help you to decide if this is the right place for you to volunteer.

Many of our volunteer roles are for specific time slots, so please check the time and day listed next to the role and only apply if you are available at those times.


Please note that you must be aged 16 or over to volunteer with us.

The application process

Have a look through the volunteer vacancies and if you find one you like that matches your availability, just click on the apply button and complete and submit the application form.

When we receive your application form it will be checked for completeness and read for shortlisting. If shortlisted you will be invited to interview.

Please see the Volunteer Handbook for more detailed information before you apply.

Supporting our volunteers

We value all our volunteers and look after you as well as we can. We offer you travel expenses, a uniform, and regular reviews and catch-ups with our Volunteer Co-ordinator. You will also receive a monthly email with news and updates.

After you have been accepted as a volunteer you will have training and an induction which will prepare you for your role. You can access other training opportunities throughout the year and we organise regular social events.

We are proud to have achieved the national Investing in Volunteers quality award for the past six years and are currently working towards the Sheffield Volunteer Standard.

Charity volunteering

There are also opportunities to volunteer with other charities involved with the hospital:

  • The Children’s Hospital Charity – volunteering for The Children’s Hospital Charity is a fantastic way to give something back, gain valuable experience or meet new friends. They are always in search of people to fill a variety of volunteer positions including charity ambassadors, office and events assistants, collection tin co-ordinators and public collectors. To find out more contact the Charity by email or telephone 0114 271 7203.
  • Friends of the Children’s Hospital – the Friends of the Children’s Hospital run a shop in the hospital and fundraise throughout the year to support the Trust and its patients. The Friends are always on the look out for volunteers.

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