People volunteer at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for many reasons.
Some people volunteer because it gives them the chance to meet new friends and develop their confidence and socialising skills.
Others volunteer because they have either been a patient or known a patient at the hospital and they want to give something back.
According to surveys by Volunteering England, the top five benefits of volunteering are:
- "a sense of satisfaction from seeing the results"
- "I really enjoy it"
- "it gives me a sense of personal achievement"
- "meet people and make friends"
- "gives me the chance to do things that I am good at"
Our volunteers at GOSH come in all shapes and sizes and from all ages and backgrounds. Whatever their reason for volunteering, they all love being here and are extremely committed to supporting the good work of the Trust.
In a recent poll, 100 per cent of our volunteers said that their time spent in GOSH was extremely or very rewarding. All of our volunteers also said that they would recommend it to a friend.