Could you spare a few hours to volunteer at Addenbrooke’s?

Royal Voluntary Service are appealing for volunteers to help out at Addenbrooke's Hospital Picture

Royal Voluntary Service are appealing for volunteers to help out at Addenbrooke's Hospital Picture: Google - Credit: Archant

Older people’s charity, Royal Voluntary Service, urgently needs volunteers to help at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Volunteers are required to help in the busy outpatients and Rosie Maternity Hospital Cafés, to help with trolley rounds in wards, as well as working on the tea and coffee point in oncology.

Chris Ballingall, service manager for Royal Voluntary Service, said: “If you’re someone who likes to keep busy and enjoys helping others, you’re just what we’re looking for. Volunteering can be anything from a few hours a day up to a few days every week – we value all support we receive.”

Michael Fincham, Royal Voluntary Service volunteer, said: “I love working at Addenbrooke’s as I not only help patients and their relatives, but also help contribute to generating income which we donate to the hospital to enable new facilities to be purchased.”

Royal Voluntary Service supports over 100,000 older people each month to stay independent in their own homes for longer with tailor-made solutions.

Through its army of volunteers, the charity runs services such as good neighbours (companionship), meals-on-wheels and books-on-wheels that alleviate loneliness and help older people. Royal Voluntary Service also provides practical support for older people who have been in hospital through its On Ward Befriending and Home from Hospital services and via its network of retail shops and cafés.

If you’re interested and would like more information, please contact Chris on 01223 244749 or email:

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