Hands up for Health

Hands Up for Health would not be the success that it is without the generous time, work and support of its volunteers.

Volunteer with us and help change young lives.

We are always looking for healthcare staff and students to join out team of inspiring educators! If you would like to volunteer and engage with children and young people in a fun and interactive way, get in touch today. All are welcome to apply

The key role of volunteers is to:

  • Assist with delivering the fun and interactive programme content.
  • Engage children and young people in an interactive way.
  • Teach and/or facilitate various clinical simulation activities.

Qualities and skills required:

  • Enthusiasm, patience and confidence.
  • Ability to encourage group participation and to approach individuals sensitively.
  • Dependable, punctual and responsible.
  • Able to work as a member of a team.

We welcome all inter-professional healthcare staff and students with or without simulation or teaching experience.

What to expect:

  • All relevant information regarding activities, scenarios and resources will be provided to volunteers in advance of each event.
  • No formal training is required.
  • All volunteers receive a certificate for their participation.
  • Skills developed through voluntary work are transferable to many fields supporting career development.

How to Volunteer:

Please complete and return the Registration Form to handsupforhealth@gstt.nhs.uk

The SaIL Centre will make all reasonable attempts to screen and verify volunteer applications.

You may be asked to provide evidence of any of the following:

  • photo identification
  • current employment / study
  • valid disclosure and barring services (DBS) certificate
  • safeguarding training completed

When volunteering please specify whether you are available for a whole day or half a day (AM or PM), and also what simulation and debriefing experience you may have.

Downloads:

Volunteer Role Description

Volunteer Registration Form

Process for Registering Volunteers

Dates for Hands Up for Health Programme 2015-16:

Harris Academy Peckham

  • Day 1: Life Skills BLS Training in the school, Thursday 3rd December 2015
  • Day 2: Sim Day at the SaIL Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital, Thursday 10th December 2015

 Elmgreen School

  • Sim Day at the SaIL Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital, Tuesday 19th January 2016

The Park Campus

  •  Sim Day at the SaIL Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital, Thursday 28th January 2016

St Saviour’s and St Olave’s School

  • Sim Day at the SaIL Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital, Tuesday 9th February 2016

Lambeth Academy

  • Sim Day at the SaIL Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital, Tuesday 8th March 2016

Saint Gabriel’s College

Sim Day at the SaIL Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital, Friday 18th March 2016

 

Already a Volunteer?

Please re-submit the new Volunteer Registration Form 2015-16 to handsupforhealth@gstt.nhs.uk

The Hands Up for Health programme would not be the success that it is without the generous time, work and support of its volunteers. Thank you.