Volunteer Programmes


The Friends of Devon County Hospital offer support to the patients and their visitors as well as the hospital staff. Our volunteers are enrolled in a number of programmes that make hospital stay for the patients and their loved ones more enjoyable but they also assist nurses and doctors at administrative tasks and help promote services such as sports therapy work.

Our volunteer programmes can generally be divided into activities inside and outside hospital. Inside the hospital, our team:

Outside the hospital, our volunteers:

Who Can Become a Volunteer of the Friends of Devon County Hospital?

We are happy to welcome anyone who would like to become a Friend but applicants must be at least 18 years old. No prior knowledge or experience in health care is required but it is highly desirable, especially for those who would like to participate in volunteer programmes inside the hospital. But we also need help in organisation of fund raising events as well as non-patient related jobs such as computer data entry and running errands.

Every new volunteer will receive training. Before starting to work with our team of volunteers, new Friends will receive training on:

Every member of the Friends of Devon County Hospital is entitled to a free car park permit and refund for travel and other volunteering-related expenses.