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VOLUNTEER ROLES

Our work would simply not be possible without our amazing volunteers. You can help us change lives right now – and develop valuable skills and friendships along the way. Find our FAQ here.

Below are examples of both the medical and non-medical roles we recruit for and how you can apply.

Clinic support workers are the main point of contact for the people we help. They carry out interviews to determine needs and provide advice. They also act as advocates and liaise with NHS service providers to link people to the care they need. This role does not require clinical experience but would suit someone with an interest in helping vulnerable groups.

You can apply for this role during one of four annual recruitment windows. Please only apply if you are able to make the minimum commitment and attend the training dates listed below. Here is the next window:

 

1st Recruitment Window                                                                            

 

Shortlisting                         Group interview

17th Feb                              27th Feb

 

 

2nd Recruitment Window                                                                          

 

Shortlisting                         Group Interview

15th April                             26th April

 

Clinic support workers must be able to commit to two sessions a month.

Please note that these vacancies are often oversubscribed. We encourage applications from those with previous experience of working face-to-face with vulnerable people. Applications from people who have lived experience and or who speak any of the following languages are also encouraged: Bengali, Mandarin, Hindi, Pashto, Tamil, Tagalog, Malayalam, Arabic, Tigrinya, Kurdish, Albanian.

Caseworkers take on the more in-depth and complex cases from our clinic or other outreach work. They are also the first point of contact for service-users who contact our office. They act as an advocate and liaise with NHS and other services to link people to the care they need. This office-based role requires a commitment of two days a week (10am-5pm) for at least three months.

Please note that this rolling application process is put on hold at times when we are at full capacity with volunteers.

We only recruit fully-qualified GPs, due to how we are registered with the CQC and issues related to clinical supervision, and we also only take on nurses with at least two years’ post-qualification experience.

 

Recruitment for these roles will be ongoing, however selected candidates will have to attend induction in the following dates:

1st Recruitment Window                                                                            

Induction  evening          21st March          6.30pm-8pm

 

2nd Recruitment Window                                                                          

Induction evening           23rd May             6.30pm-8pm

 

If you cannot attend, please consider submitting your application to the following round of applications.

Whether you’re studying medicine, social work, international development, or something completely different, we offer volunteer placements for students. We do not offer clinical work, but rather an opportunity to advocate for our service-users’ health and social needs. Placements are usually for a minimum of 25 days, often spread over 2-3 months. We welcome students from the UK and abroad.

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to respond to speculative requests or provide information about the progress of individual applications. If your application has been successful we will be able to give you 4 weeks’ notice.

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING

We collaborate with the MDM network to send volunteers to projects around the world. More information can be found here.

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