Volunteer

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

Georgia, Mildmay volunteer

Volunteering for Mildmay

COVID-19 and volunteering


Because we need to restrict access to Mildmay Hospital during the coronavirus pandemic, there are unfortunately limitations on the recruitment of, and activities of our volunteers.

For the latest information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator:

volunteer.coordinator@mildmay.org


Mildmay Hospital needs volunteers

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

We provide a free meal and can refund your travel expenses

We need volunteers to:

  • support our Estate and Facilities Team
  • collect essential items from pharmacies and acute hospitals
  • work on reception
  • help with sorting through our archive material
  • help  tidy up the Mildmay garden (essential outdoor space for our patients)
  • join our chaplaincy team as a volunteer chaplain

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.

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:


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.

Benefits of volunteering


Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do

  • Gain confidence. Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
  • Make a difference. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.
  • Meet people.Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
  • Be part of a community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
  • Learn new skills. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.
  • Take on a challenge. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
  • Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it. 

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

Volunteers and staff in the Mildmay garden

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

Apply to volunteer at Mildmay

Please remember that we are unable to offer a full range of volunteering opportunities for the foreseeable future


If you are interested in volunteering at Mildmay’s London Hospital, email our Volunteer Coordinator at: volunteer.coordinator@mildmay.org for the latest available information.


Once we have received your application form you will be invited 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.

Registered Charity no: 292058

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