Example volunteering roles

There are a number of different types of volunteering roles across the hospital. When vacancies become available we will detail which roles will be recruited for at the recruitment day.

May Draper Tea Bar

The tea bar is in the outpatient department and provides light refreshments for patients. Volunteers make drinks, serve biscuits and handle small amounts of money using the till.

Charity volunteering

The Christie Charity is sometimes in need of some light administration help from volunteers for their fundraising events and initiatives – including sporting events. These volunteers also kindly act as supply for the tea bar (when a volunteer there is unable to attend their shift).

Meet and Greet Welcomer

When patients first arrive at The Christie for inpatient admission they are greeted by a volunteer team of 'welcomers'. These volunteers can accompany visitors to their ward, introduce them to the staff, help them to complete patient surveys and generally help them to feel welcome. We also ask that volunteer welcomers assist with visitors arriving in cars outside (who are dropping off a patient at the door) to help the patient feel comfortable. This service does not operate in the afternoons or at weekends.

Recreational Activities

Staying in hospital can be very boring, particularly for patients who do not feel ill. The hospital has a fully equipped art room, and offers a range of recreational activities. Since many patients are well enough to go home at weekend these activities are only offered on weekdays. Volunteers who have a talent for art may wish to provide assistance to this department.