How long does it take to apply?
We aim to have responded to your initial enquiry within 48 hours. The whole recruitment process takes between 2-4 weeks depending on your availability and successful DBS checks. The recruitment process includes an application form, interview, occupational health clearance, DBS clearance and a 3 hour induction.
Why do you have a selection process?
While we appreciate all offers of help that we receive, not all roles are suitable for everybody wishing to volunteer. Some roles require particular skills or personalities, whilst others may have a limited number of places available. We will always try to help an applicant find a role, but in some cases we might not have something suitable.
Do volunteers recieve training?
We give you an induction as part of our recruitment process. Further in-department training will be given as required.
Can I arrange work experience at the RNOH?
Volunteer Services do not organise work experience. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on work experience opportunities.
Do you take volunteers younger than 18?
Our minimum age is 18 for volunteering. However, we are always looking for schools to get involved in fundraising projects to support The RNOH Charity – if you have an idea for how your school could get involved, please contact email@example.com
We are also looking for young RNOH patients aged between 12-18 to join our Youth Forum to help make improvements to Children’s Services at the hospital, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Do you reimburse expenses?
The RNOH will reimburse out-of-pocket travel expenses on production of a receipt. This does not apply to volunteers using travel cards bought for other purposes (such as normal commute to work). Please be aware that parking on site is limited, and that the RNOH runs a free courtesy car service departing from Stanmore Station 15 minutes between 06:00 and 20:45. Volunteers are encouraged to make use of this service. If coming from Edgware or Elstree, please use the 107 bus.
Volunteer out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 25 miles round trip.
I have professional skills and experience i wish to offer, can I volunteer?
We welcome general enquiries from professionals with specific skills. Please contact Volunteer Services to discuss potential opportunities.
We are looking for corporate volunteering opportunies, can you offer this?
We occasionally have single projects that would be ideally suited for businesses and organisations looking for day-long volunteering activities. For more information, please see our Corporate and Community Involvement pages.
For more information, please contact us at:
Volunteer Services Office
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Tel: 020 8909 5394