Volunteers contribute towards the education and training of health and social care students.

You could help to provide a realistic learning opportunity where students can gain confidence and competence in a safe environment. Apply to become a Volunteer Patient.

What does being a volunteer involve?

Dietetics-6.jpgAs a volunteer you would be:

  • Helping with communication and interview skills
  • Helping with non-invasive clinical procedures such as the taking of blood pressure and temperature 
  • Playing the part of a service user or family member.

As a volunteer you would be helping to educate undergraduate (Bachelors) and postgraduate (Masters):

  • Nursing and Midwifery students
  • Physiotherapy students
  • Occupational Therapy students
  • Radiography students
  • Dietetic students
  • Pharmacy students
  • Social Work students
  • Postgraduate students

As a volunteer we need you to be reliable as these sessions can only take place with your help - we would therefore ask that you notify us of any cancellation as soon as possible.

What are the benefits for volunteers?

As a volunteer:

  • Your travel expenses will be reimbursed (to a maximum of £15)
  • You will receive a £20 voucher for either Asda, Boots, Union Square or Marks and Spencer’s for each session you attend
  • You will be given a free pass, for every time you attend, to use the swimming pool or attend an aqua aerobics, yoga or tai chi class at RGU's Sports Centre 
  • We will provide you with training sessions 
  • You will have the opportunity to make new friends and meet other volunteers 
  • You will be provided with tea and coffee

Volunteer Patient Testimonial

Click on the video below to hear what one our volunteer patients has to say about the programme.

Become a Volunteer Patient

Volunteer Patient Application Form