Volunteering for your local NHS is a great way to support health and care services in your community. Volunteers play a crucial role as partners alongside skilled staff, not as substitutes for them.

It’s estimated there are over 10,000 charities and voluntary service organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria. Visit the Lancashire and South Cumbria Careers website to find out how you can help make a difference by volunteering.

Volunteers undertake a wide variety of roles in hospital settings, such as helping to run coffee shops and helping visitors find their way around. You can find contact details for your local NHS Trust via the NHS England directory.

You can also volunteer with organisations who work alongside the NHS to support staff and patients. Such organisations can be found on the National Council for Voluntary organisations website and local volunteering opportunities also may become available via the Lancashire Volunteer Partnership website.

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