Lancashire Care Foundation Trust
Lancashire Care Foundation Trust Volunteering Services
Volunteers play an important role at Lancashire Care Foundation Trust by providing non-clinical support to healthcare professionals.
Anyone over the age of 16 years can volunteer. If volunteering for mental health services you need to be 18.
Volunteers come from all walks of life and represent the diversity of the communities the Trust serve.
The Trust welcomes everyone to bring their experience to the volunteer services programme.
There are many reasons why people choose to volunteer, but becoming a volunteer allows you to:
- Gain experience and skills to further personal development
- Assist with career choices, particularly if thinking of a career in the NHS
- The opportunity to give something back
- Having volunteering experience is always useful for CV's as it shows employers initiative.
How Soon Can Volunteers Start?
The vetting procedure usually takes four to six weeks to complete after the initial recruitment awareness session* and will include clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service, health checks and appropriate references.
How Much Time Do Volunteers Give?
As much time as you can spare. However, we suggest that between half to one day per week is a good starting point, depending on the type of voluntary work chosen.
Will Volunteers Be Out of Pocket?
The Trust will reimburse a reasonable amount of travelling expenses and provide subsidised lunch if you volunteer for more than 4 hours and over the lunch period.
How Long Can a Volunteer Do Voluntary Work?
Obviously, we want you to stay with us as long as possible but a minimum of six months is desirable.
When you have completed six months or more, we are normally happy to provide a reference for you for future college courses or employment, if required.
Visit Lancashire Care Foundation Trust current volunteer opportunities page, where you can browse a range of volunteer opportunities across the various sectors.