Volunteer with us

From helping run the tea shop and hospital radio station, to making a patient’s day singing to them on a ward, our volunteers provide an invaluable and uplifting service.

We have many varied roles for volunteers at our hospitals such as:

  • ward volunteer
  • radio broadcaster and technician
  • reading to patients
  • work in the shop or pharmacy
  • help desk volunteer

Some of the essential things we require are that volunteers are aged 18 and over, can commit to volunteer work for at least 6 months, and be willing to work for a minimum of 3 hours each week.

Long-term volunteers are especially welcome as some of our patients may be staying for long periods of time, for example at Leamington Spa Hospital that provides rehabilitation services.


Volunteers Office
Tel: +44 (0)1926 495321 Ext 6881
Email: volunteering@swft.nhs.uk

Volunteer 4x4 drivers needed

We are looking for people to support their local NHS by becoming a member of our 4x4 volunteer drivers club.

Volunteer drivers undertake a vital role, providing transport for our staff during severe weather, to ensure local people get the treatment they need. This includes transporting staff to one of our four hospital bases at varying shift times. Volunteer drivers also help us provide care to some of the most vulnerable people in our community by transporting our clinicians to patient’s homes across Warwickshire.

If you are able to help and meet the requirements below please contact Graeme Wright, Lead Volunteer Coordinator, by emailing warwickshire4x4volunteers@gmail.com.

The requirements for application are:

  • 4x4 vehicles
  • Successful DBS application check
  • Flexibility
  • A Willingness to join a WhatsApp group during times of extreme weather conditions, to support a response

Hospital bases

  • Warwick Hospital
  • Stratford Hospital
  • Leamington Spa Hospital
  • Ellen Badger Hospital

Community locality hubs

  • Stratford
  • Shipston
  • Warwick/Leamington/Kenilworth
  • Rugby
  • Bedworth
  • Nuneaton
  • Rural North Warwickshire

League of friends

The League of Friends are volunteers who fundraise for each of our hospitals. From Bric-a-brac shops to one-off fundraising events, they have a long history with our hospitals, for example Stratford-upon-Avon Hospital has had the support of its own League of Friends from the birth of the NHS in 1948. Find out about League of Friends.

Kissing it Better

Students with specialist skills, from hairdressing to manicurists, volunteer their services as part of this scheme. Children and young people also take part doing things such as reading or singing, to playing musical instruments and performing magic tricks.

Home support volunteers

If you have a few hours each week to spare, you can provide vital support as part of our Home support volunteers, helping families in their own homes, across Warwickshire.

Radio Warneford

Radio Warneford, the award-winning hospital radio service based at Warwick Hospital, has some spaces on its broadcasting teams for new volunteers. Joining Radio Warneford couldn’t be easier as you don't need any particular qualifications or experience.

Patient's Forum

This forum is made up of volunteers with wide-ranging experience and expertise on health and hospital services. They carry out an annual programme of surveys, inspections and research projects and reports of the findings are presented to the relevant Trust committees and departments. The Forum meets every third Monday of each month and also hosts the Community and Hospital Information Exchange Forum (CHIEF) which is held bi-monthly.

Patient's Forum Contact

Membership Office Freephone: 0800 085 2471

Email: membership@swft.nhs.uk