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NHS Lothian Volunteer Opportunities

Published: November 3, 2020

NHS Lothian is looking for volunteers who can  commitment of approx. once a week for six months to support patients, visitors and staff at St john’s Hospital.  We have vacancies Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and hope volunteers can attend for  2 or more hours a week.  We are looking for friendly people to welcome patients and visitors to the hospital as guides and to support our wellbeing lounge.
Guides are based in the main reception area and other entrances to greet patients and visitors and help them to find the part of the hospital they need either by giving directions or accompanying them.  The guides also support safe hospital visits by encouraging social distancing, use of hand gel and masks. This role is really important to helping all visitors, especially those who are new to the site or are a little nervous to have a positive experience at the hospital.
The Wellbeing Lounge volunteers help to create a calm, relaxing and friendly space for staff to come and spend time during their breaks, by offering refreshments, and making conversation and offering a listening ear.  The Wellbeing Lounge has been established to provide support to staff who are working particularly hard in these challenging times as both a thank you and also a place to restore  physical and mental energy.
To find out more or apply for either role download an application pack or email

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