Enhance your Service
Volunteers can enhance the service you provide. Having volunteers supporting you allows you to focus on your core role, while they provide care to patients in other ways, such as chatting to them, playing games or guiding them from place to place.
Explore & Discover New Ways of Working
Have you ever wanted to explore new ways of working or try a new approach to your care? Having volunteers there gives you the time and capacity to implement those ideas, and they may even be able to offer their support or services.
Volunteers usually require an assigned supervisor in the department who they take guidance from and report to. This supervisory experience can be very beneficial to you in terms of your Continued Personal Development as you gain managerial experience.
Benefits the Volunteer
Volunteers stand to gain in many different ways by working with you. They may be looking to gain valuable insight into a career in Health and Social Care or they may be looking for a rewarding social activity. Being a part of this will also greatly benefit you and grow your confidence as a mentor.