Become a volunteer

Volunteer as part of #TeamGSTT and help make a real difference to our patients!

One of our volunteers cheering on participants at Guy's Urban Challange

One of our volunteers cheering on participants at Guy's Urban Challange

Once you’re signed up you’ll receive a monthly email of volunteering opportunities. Most of these are on an ad-hoc basis, so you’re free to give as little or as much time as you can.

What can you do?

We have many types of volunteering opportunities, which include:

Event support
We hold a range of fundraising events throughout the year and our volunteers frequently get involved by helping to direct guests, setting up equipment and merchandise and giving out programmes and leaflets.

Community fundraising support
This involves tasks like leaflet distribution, selling raffle tickets and placing and monitoring collection tins.

Bucket collections and awareness events
We always need lots of fun and friendly volunteers to help us with bucket collections at various events both on the hospital sites and around London too.Please note, most of our events take place in the summer months – but we will always keep you up to date with our monthly mailings throughout the year.

Benefits

Our volunteers make a huge difference to the work that we do and the experience of volunteering is also incredibly rewarding.

Volunteering with us brings a range of benefits, including

  • New skills and opportunities to boost your CV
  • The chance to contribute to the vital work of our hospitals
  • Flexible opportunities that can fit around your routine
  • References and proof of hours available

The terms and conditions bit...

We’ll ask you to be...

  • Aged 18 years or over
  • Enthusiastic about supporting fundraising activities
  • Reliable and dedicated to the roles you sign up to and committed to giving us as much notice as possible if you are no longer able to help out
  • On-time so we can give you a full briefing on your role or activity
  • Respectful and sensitive towards the people you interact with while volunteering for us

Our promise to you...

We will:

  • Reimburse travel expenses on proof of receipt (London zones 1– 6)
  • Provide refreshments, or cover reasonable lunch expenses when you volunteer for over six hours
  • Provide full briefings on all roles you undertake
  • Ensure you have regular supervision and support
  • Provide proof of hours and references on request

Happy? then please register below:

Register here

Please note...

All fields marked * are mandatory.

In all free-text boxes, please only record what you are happy to share with us. Whatever you choose to share will be recorded for us to use in future fundraising conversations with you and to help us communicate with you in the best way. To see how we process your data please see our data privacy statement.

1. About you

  Title *

Please note, you need to be 18 or over to apply for one of these volunteering opportunities. We cannot accept submissions from anyone under 18.

2. Your interest

What is your primary link to the hospital? *

How did you hear about volunteering for us? *

Why do you want to volunteer for us?

Tell us about yourself and any experience or skills that you'd like to share with us, e.g. design skills, public speaking, previous volunteering and fundraising experience. *

Do you consider yourself to have a disability? *

Do you have any unspent criminal convictions? *

3. Is there a specific event or scheme you're interested in?

4. Volunteer agreement

As a volunteer you will be:

  • Enthusiastic about supporting fundraising activities
  • Reliable – we ask you to commit to the roles you sign up to, and let us know with as much notice as possible if you are no longer able to help out
  • On time in order for your supervisor to give you a full briefing on your role or activity

As an organisation we will:

  • Reimburse travel expenses on proof of receipt (London zones 1-6) 
  • Provide refreshments, or cover reasonable lunch expenses when you volunteer for over 6 hours 
  • Provide full briefings on all roles you undertake 
  • Ensure you have regular supervision and support
  • Provide references up to 12 months after you volunteer with us (on request)
  • Supply proof of hours (on request)

5. Keeping you posted

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity will hold your details to personalise your supporter experience and send you the latest volunteer opportunities.

We’d also like to keep you up to date on fundraising and what’s happening at Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Evelina London Children’s Hospital. If you would prefer not hear from us in this capacity then you can stop receiving further communications at any time by emailing info@supportgstt.org.uk. For information on how we will use your details please see our privacy statement.

I’m sure you’re aware that Data Protection laws have recently changed so we won’t be able to contact you by email or text unless you provide your consent. Occasionally, we may get in touch to tell you about our vital appeals which support our hospitals, amazing events like our carol concert, or challenge events and community fundraising opportunities.

Are you happy for us to use your contact details to let you know about fundraising, news and events by: 

You can change your preferences at any time by emailing our Supporter Care Team at info@supportgstt.org.uk.