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Types of volunteering

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We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities and you don't need previous experience in a health setting to volunteer for us. We understand that while some volunteers love working with our patients, others would prefer a different sort of role. Whatever your previous experience, we'd love to hear from you so we can find the perfect role to suit you.


Ward buddies

Most of our volunteer opportunities are on our wards, contributing to the smooth running of the ward, helping patients at mealtimes or just spending time with our patients. 

Other roles

We have a variety of other roles across the hospital, including

Other volunteering opportunities

Organisations which support Northampton General Hospital with volunteers:

Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) run two shops  on our site and the coffee shop in our oncology centre.

To find out more:


To find out how you can get involved please contact a member of our volunteer team.

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