Volunteering with us
We are so grateful for all of our volunteers!
They play a very valuable role in supporting nearly every area of our work, and they help out in a range of different roles in various locations all across Cheshire and Wirral.
Currently we have nearly 300 amazing people who volunteer with us regularly, in nearly 30 different volunteering roles. They give an enormous amount of their time and energy to us!
Volunteering with CWP
If you are interested in volunteering with us, you can get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 01244 397 173.
When you first get in touch, please let us know answers to the questions below this will assist us in finding a suitable volunteering role for you:
- What are your goals for volunteering? - Knowing more about your motivations and expectations will assist us in finding a suitable opportunity for you. We also ask this because sometimes people contact us asking for volunteering opportunities, when they are actually looking for some work experience. These two options have very different application processes, so we want to ensure we are pointing you in the right direction.
- What is your availability? - We ask our volunteers to commit to a minimum of six months with us to begin with. Are there any particular days / times that you would prefer to volunteer with us? We do also aim to be flexible in how we tailor our volunteering roles, so that we can accommodate each individual person’s needs.
- What is your age? - Please note that you must be aged 18 or above to volunteer with us.
- Where are you based? - Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is based at more than 65 different sites across the whole of Cheshire and the Wirral. We aim to identify suitable volunteering opportunities in areas close to where people are based.
Volunteering and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
CWP is committed to treating all people equally and fairly, in line with our policy on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We accept each volunteer based on their suitability for the role alone. We will not discriminate against any person because of age, disability, ethnicity and race, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion and belief, or sexual orientation.
Lived Experience Connector® Volunteers
What is a Lived Experience Connector®?
They are people who have personal experience of accessing services. They work with us on a voluntary basis, and each one is matched-up with a Trainee Nursing Associate at the beginning of their two year course. For the Trainee Nursing Associates, hearing about the experience of others will help them to reflect on their own clinical practice. It will also help them to develop good relational skills, so that they can give the best possible person-centred care.
NB: The above video was filmed before Covid 19 restrictions were in place.
If you are interested in becoming a Lived Experience Connector® please email email@example.com
Current volunteering opportunities
If you are interested in applying for any of the above roles please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to read more about our volunteer application process.
Please note that we experience a high level of demand for volunteering opportunities at our Trust, and regretfully this means we cannot accommodate all volunteering requests that we receive. This could mean that at the present time we may not have a suitable volunteering opportunity available for you, but we will certainly do our best!
At CWP, we are also unable to take on new volunteers without having both a clear Volunteer Role Description for you and a named member of staff who has capacity to supervise you. This is because it is vitally important to us that the volunteering experience is meaningful for our volunteers and also for our staff.
“All the staff fully appreciate the work I do, and I am made to feel part of the team” Quote from a CWP volunteer
“Since becoming a volunteer with CWP my confidence has grown and I have made a few friends along the way!” Quote from a CWP volunteer