Coronavirus/Covid-19 key information for patients and visitors

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Volunteering

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, we currently have over 550 volunteers who provide over 2,000 hours per month of help throughout the Trust.

Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and challenge yourself. If you choose to volunteer with us, you know that your time will be spent making a difference to patients when they need it most.

We have a group of more than 500 Volunteers who have been hugely supportive over many years. Many of them, however, have felt unable to continue as the various national restrictions on movement and vulnerable groups have been put in place, culminating in the ‘lockdown’ announced by the Prime Minister on 23 March.

You may have seen that we recently appealed for new Volunteers and have had an amazing response – we are currently processing over 250 applications.

Following the change of policy about reducing non-essential movement announced by the Prime Minister on Monday, however, we have decided to pause the recruitment of new Volunteers until it is clear how we can make best use of their services.

We are also no longer bringing any of our Volunteers into the Hospital at this present time. This will enable us to keep patients, staff and yourselves safe.  Please click here to download the letter sent to all Volunteers regarding this.

We are grateful for your interest and offer to help but hope you will understand that this is a developing situation and we will therefore not be taking forward your interest at this point.

We anticipate that once the Coronavirus pandemic is over we will once again be recruiting Volunteers and will welcome your interest.

Once again, thank you for your interest in volunteering here.