Here are the answers to your most frequently asked questions about volunteering at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
If you have a question that isn't answered here, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Our arts and humanities programme, GO Create!, occasionally take volunteers to support their work. However, it is rare for them to take art therapists for therapy related roles. If you require any further information, please contact the GO Create! team. We don't have specific roles available for this, but there are some roles already available where reading to children is part of the job description. Have a look at our list of current volunteer opportunities for more details. We work closely with GOSH Children's Charity to provide one-off volunteering for employees of companies who are supporting the charity through Charity of the Year or commercial fundraising partnerships. Please contact our Corporate Partnerships team for more information on supporting the charity in this way. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate groups of school children. GOSH is a working hospital with very sick children and young people and large groups can be disruptive.
There are some roles within Volunteer Services where volunteers use arts and crafts to play with children. If you are interested, have a look at our list of current volunteer opportunities to see if these roles are for you.
Yes! GOSH pays out of pocket travel expenses for all volunteers who work the minimum shift of four hours. We are able to reimburse up to the maximum of a zone 6 travel card per day of volunteering.
You will also receive a meal voucher when you work for longer than four hours.
Yes, you can! Please take your donation to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity desk located outside The Lagoon restaurant. The desk is staffed Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm. If there is nobody at the desk, please put your donation in a donation envelope and place it in the secure deposit box. If you would like to contact the Community Fundraising team please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7239 3131. Thank you for your support.