Become a volunteer

Volunteering brings people together to complement services provided by organisations. They are a reflection of our local communities and a few hours a week can make a real difference.

There are volunteering opportunities in Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP).

Why do people volunteer?

Volunteering is an excellent way to:

  • Meet new people
  • Practise skills you have, as well as learn new skills
  • Get experience for your CV
  • Become more confident
  • Share your knowledge and lived experience
  • Keep to a daily routine
  • Give something back to your community
  • Thank people who have cared for a family member or friend

Who can volunteer?

We welcome people who can bring their empathy, humour and goodwill when volunteering with us. We seek volunteers from different backgrounds, abilities, cultures, genders, ages and outlooks.

If you have used our services or care for someone who has, you are especially welcome to bring your insights and experience. Volunteers need to be over 18 years old to apply.

How much time do I need to commit?

We ask for a minimum of six months commitment. It could be weekly, for as little as a few hours each week. When you join us we will ask you to attend a volunteer induction course and safeguarding training.

Will you do checks on my background?

It is very important that we safeguard people who access our services and staff, so we carry out checks. We require two references, a satisfactory check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and proof of identity.

We will ask you to complete a free health assessment to ensure that you are able to carry out the tasks involved safely. Health problems will not necessarily exclude someone from undertaking voluntary work.

How to become a volunteer

Please contact a member of the team on the contact details below to find out about available volunteering opportunities in the Trust.

Visit: www.cwp.nhs.uk

Email: volunteering@cwp.nhs.uk

Read our Become a Volunteer leaflet

Call: 01244 393130

Post: Volunteer and Work Placement Coordinator HR Department,
Trust Headquarters,
Redesmere Countess of Chester Health Park,
Liverpool Road,
Chester CH2 1BQ

15 Step Challenge

If you are already a Volunteer with CWP and are currently undertaking the ’15-Step-Challenge visits’ please download the required resources by clicking the link below.

Action planning

What to look out for

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