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Volunteer with us

Volunteering is a very rewarding experience and an invaluable resource to our Trust.

You can gain so much when you volunteer with us. Not only will you be doing something really worthwhile, you will also meet new people and gain valuable experience. Our volunteers are key to supporting the delivery of high quality care and offer an added dimension to the services we provide.

Volunteers bring time, energy, life experience and commitment. Their contribution has significant value and makes a real difference to individuals, the communities where we live and society overall.

The free time that our volunteers willingly give, helps support the delivery of our services and has never been more important. Their contributions help promote hope, recovery and social inclusion.

“I find having a volunteer in the workplace is vital as it supports clients, work colleagues and carers.  I hope our volunteers enjoy all aspects of volunteering.” ²gether staff member.

Volunteering can help you to:

  • meet new people
  • gain new skills and experience
  • improve your job prospects
  • increase your confidence
  • be an active member of your community

“I feel it is most worthwhile to support the Trust, to support the people involved, however they are involved.” ²gether volunteer.

Download application form

For roles in mental health and learning disability services.

Download application form

For roles in physical health including community hospitals.

Frequently asked questions

Who can volunteer?
Volunteers need to be over 18 to apply. We are keen to encourage individuals from all backgrounds, abilities and cultures.
How much time do I need to commit?
All volunteer roles have a role description which details commitment requirements. As there is a lot of work involved in setting up and training our volunteers, we look for individuals who can make a long term commitment.
What does a volunteer do?
Volunteers are involved in many aspects of the Trust’s work and undertake activities including:

  • driving
  • ward activities
  • gardening
  • administration
  • assisting therapists in group activities
  • meal time assistance

Want to know more?

All our current vacancies are listed below.

If you are interested in a role, the first step is to fill in an application form. You will then be invited to an interview  so that we can find out more about you and you can find out more about the role, and  what it’s like to volunteer with us.

If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer, here’s how to contact us:

  • For volunteer roles in mental health or learning disability services, please contact our Social Inclusion Team on 01452 894200 or email 2gnft.socialinclusion@nhs.net.
  • For volunteer roles in physical health services including community hospitals, please contact Richard Hobbs on 0300 421 8363 or email richard.hobbs@ghc.nhs.uk



Current Vacancies

Poetry Group Facilitator


Gardening Volunteer

Stonebow Unit, Herefordshire

Mealtime Assistant

Stonebow Unit, Herefordshire

Gardening Volunteer

Rose Cottage, Ledbury, Herefordshire

Car Cleaning Volunteer

Weavers Croft, Stroud

Volunteer Community Driver

Across Herefordshire & Gloucestershire (to suit your location and preference)

Service Experience Feedback volunteer

Main outpatient buildings in Gloucester, Cheltenham, and Stroud

Service Experience Feedback Volunteer (telephone based)

Trust HQ (Rikenel), Gloucester

Service Feedback Administration Volunteer

Trust HQ (Rikenel), Gloucester

Visitor Support Volunteer

Charlton Lane Hospital, Cheltenham

Meal Time Companion

Willow Ward, Charlton Lane Hospital, Cheltenham


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