The RNOH will remain the UK’s leading specialist orthopaedic hospital, further enhancing its international profile for outstanding patient care, research and education

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteer service

These are our current available volunteering opportunities.

RNOH Ambassadors

Ambassadors represent and promote the very best of an organisation, and we want our volunteer ambassadors to embody and represent the very best in attentive care and customer service. We want to ensure that every patient and visitor to the hospital has the best experience of care possible, and our Volunteer Ambassador programme features a number of roles and opportunities to help us deliver that quality customer service.

  • Welcome Ambassadors assist, escort, and direct visitors and patients around the site, providing information about facilities and services. Working from the Outpatients building, these volunteers help to keep things running smoothly by providing assistance to both patients and staff. From helping to queue filter to running errands, the volunteer will be pro-actively engaged in helping to give our patients a great experience of our services.
  • Ward visitors visit adult wards to provide company and conversation to our inpatients.
  • Buggy drivers transport patients and visitors around site in two electric golf buggies. For more information, please see the Volunteer Patient Buggy Driver leaflet.
  • Meal time buddies engage with patients during their lunch or dinner to encourage eating and drinking. For more information, please see the Volunteer Meal Time Buddies leaflet.

As first point of contact for many visitors, you will represent and promote the Trust by providing excellent customer care.

Therapies Patient Liaison Volunteer

Our Therapies department is looking for volunteers to assist in the reception and waiting area. The patient liaison volunteers will welcome and support patients in the physiotherapy reception waiting area, assisting them to complete POD (Patient Outcome Data) questionnaires and satisfaction surveys.

Hospital Radio Volunteers

If you have a passion for radio, or a love of music, or technical knowledge and skills, or if you wish to get involved and meet new people, this is a great opportunity! You’ll join a fun and enthusiastic team of volunteers in delivering radio programmes to the patients of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. This role is predominantly evenings and weekends.

For more information or to request a role description and application form, please contact Volunteer Services at:

Volunteer Services
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Brockley Hill

Tel: 0208 909 5394

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