ECCH needs you! Volunteering opportunities available
Looking for a new volunteering opportunity this year? If you would like the chance to contribute to a fantastic organisation providing community-based NHS and social care across Norfolk and Suffolk, then a volunteering role with East Coast Community Healthcare could be for you!
Make a difference at Beccles Hospital
Our Meet and Greet Volunteers at Beccles Hospital support staff by welcoming and keeping track of outpatient arrivals at the weekday clinics. If you can commit to one morning as week and are looking to assist in a healthcare setting, this could be the role for you!
Beccles Meet and Greet Volunteer Vanessa told us, “As a volunteer I have the time to spend with patients that maybe the staff wouldn’t. I can help reassure people and take the time to talk them through what is going to happen… I helped a little boy go in to have his blood taken at hospital last week. He was really scared of having it done and I reassured him until he was able to go in. I feel really proud that I can help patients who need a bit of extra support, that the staff wouldn’t maybe have time to do.”
Alternatively, you could offer a friendly face and some company to a patient on the ward at Beccles Hospital. If you have 2-3 hours a week to spare, you could become one of our Social Support Volunteers. A simple chat or the chance to play a board game could make the world of difference to someone stuck in hospital without any visitors.
Can’t get to Beccles? No problem!
If you need a role with a little more flexibility, you could sign up for one of our telephone-based roles. Our volunteers help collect valuable feedback by carrying out surveys with patients who have agreed to be contacted over the phone. This feedback is crucial to ECCH in improving patient experience and this role offers the opportunity to make a fantastic contribution to the work that ECCH do, as well as building your experience in administration skills for a healthcare organisation. Calls are made in your own time and can be done from home at your own pace.
Or perhaps you’d like to help by carrying out welfare calls to patients recently discharged from care? This new volunteer role will help to ensure that patients have what they need in place on their return home from hospital. By helping ECCH to pick up any issues someone is having after being discharged, volunteers can help make a significant impact on the likelihood of patients needing to return to hospital.
If you’d like to find out more about how you can help ECCH as a volunteer, get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org