NHSScotland volunteers must be reliable and keen to make a difference to people. Would you like to:
- help others?
- learn new skills?
- make new friends?
- improve your employment prospects?
- gain confidence?
Depending on your age and where you volunteer, you could visit elderly or vulnerable people, or join support groups or focus groups. It really depends on the volunteering opportunities available locally. Contact your local NHSScotland board to find out more.
Remember that volunteering is unpaid, but you will receive training and supervision which will help you gain additional skills and experience.
You are likely to have to wear a uniform and a badge so you can be identified.
Volunteering or taking part in work experience shows you are motivated, pro-active and keen to work in healthcare. It is important to seek out opportunities for further placements or volunteer work, using your own initiative, as this will help you when applying to university, college or a new job with NHSScotland.
Find out more from Volunteer Scotland or contact your local health board.