Examples of opportunities

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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.

Administration Support

We have a range of opportunities in administration, data entry and supporting staff with office based tasks

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Administration Support - Dietetics

The main purpose of this role is to provide admin support to the dieticians, dietetic assistants, and office administrator to ensure the smooth running of Dietetics.

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Buddy

Buddy volunteers will act as 'befrienders', providing valuable social interaction for young people and children who may be feeling isolated bored and lonely on the wards.

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Chaplain Assistant

The work of the Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Department is multi-faceted.

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Costume and Superhero Characters

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).

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