We have more than 100 different volunteer opportunities across a range of exciting roles, from working directly with patients and families to assisting with reception and administration.
Please note: All weekday volunteers complete a probationary period (of three to six months) in the role of GOSH Guide - helping patients, families and visitors find their way around the hospital. The selection of roles below is just an example of the range of roles in the hospital and may not be currently available. We ask you to be flexible in the types of roles you might be interested in.
We do not recruit volunteers directly into a specific role and it is only through your probationary period do we match you to the role that suits you best and that is available.
Under the guidance of the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) school staff, the volunteer will provide basic and diversionary play activities for patients and their siblings in the Activity Centre - ensuring that the highest standards of play care are available for the children.
Status: please note that this position is currently full.
The work of the Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Department is multi-faceted. This work includes visiting patients and families of all faiths and philosophies; supporting staff; maintaining ritual needs and spiritual care spaces; training both externally and within the Trust
As part of the wider entertainment team, this role is to provide quality costume character entertainment for patients and families in Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). The performer must have experience or dancing or acting to be able to perform within one of our costume characters or superhero characters. The character will be accompanied by a trained chaperone whose role is to escort characters and be the liaison between participant and character.
Qualified, experienced hairdressers required to give much needed respite and pampering for parents and sometimes for patients.
This role is for qualified massage therapists who will provide relaxation massage for resident parents on the wards.
The main purpose of this role is to provide useful information about GOSH and the surrounding areas to patients and their families, by visiting the outpatient clinics and waiting areas. Under the guidance of the Pals team the volunteer will undertake a variety of tasks including surveys and answering requests for information.
This role is working directly with patients at the bedside, supporting emotionally or practically, reading, keeping company and chatting to parents and families.
This volunteer role is to support the hospital in obtaining feedback from patients and their families more frequently regarding the experience that they have while attending GOSH, using handheld electronic devices to obtain information.
The 17th Holborn Scout and Guide Group run a range of activities in the hospital. Please visit the 17th Holborn Scout and Guide Group website for more information.
For registered Pets As Therapy (PAT) Charity dogs and owners, this is a wonderful service that brings in trained dogs for patients and families to interact with.
This is a support role to the volunteering team. You will help the team recruit, train, allocate and support hundreds of volunteers across the Trust.
Ward hosts welcome families to the wards and act as a front-line information source.
In this role, volunteers help run the activities, arts and crafts, games, play and entertainment in the Activity Centre and on wards