Photo by Rémi Walle

"It is so simple to make a difference, you just have to care"

Georgia, Mildmay volunteer


Mildmay Hospital urgently needs volunteers

We are now admitting patients with acute HIV-related conditions, as well as both HIV and homeless COVID-19 patients that are recovering and no longer infectious, so we are urgently looking for volunteers to support our staff and patients during this critical time.

Volunteers have always been central to Mildmay, giving their time, skills and expertise freely in support of our work.

If you are able to travel, maintain confidentiality and have had a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check done in the last year, please contact us on:

We need volunteers to:

  • support our Clinical Team
  • support our Estate and Facilities Team
  • collect essential items from pharmacies and acute hospitals

Who can volunteer?

Please note, to comply with the UK’s current COVID-19 guidelines, you can only volunteer to carry out those tasks which involve leaving your home if you fulfil ALL of the conditions below:

  • You are well and have no symptoms like a cough or high temperature and neither does anybody in your household
  • You are under 70
  • You are not pregnant
  • You do not have any long-term health conditions that make you vulnerable to coronavirus.

Guidance for those at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus can be found here on the gov.uk website.

Volunteering at our hospital in Shoreditch makes a huge difference to those in our care

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to gain new skills and experiences, meet new people, pass on knowledge, and have fun. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.

We have a range of volunteering opportunities available throughout the week, including opportunities in the evenings and at weekends:

  • spending time with patients providing companionship and support on the wards or in our Day Therapy Service
  • helping to run groups such as the music group, the yoga group or the gardening group
  • supporting the chaplaincy service
  • providing administrative support
  • helping out with vital fundraising work.

Volunteers and staff in the Mildmay garden

If you would like to volunteer with Mildmay outside the UK:

If you are interested in volunteering at Mildmay’s London Hospital, email our volunteering manager at: volunteer.coordinator@mildmay.org

Once we have received your application form you will be invited into the hospital for an informal interview.

Following this, you will attend an induction and shadowing session which will equip you with the information and skills you need to start volunteering at Mildmay.

We ask that you are intending to volunteer for at least 6 months. This regular commitment ensures that both you and Mildmay get the most from volunteering, but we are also flexible and understand that there may be some weeks when you cannot attend.

We provide a free meal and can refund your travel expenses

Registered Charity no: 292058

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