Better Care



Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust delivers services to people across Birmingham and the wider West Midlands. We are very fortunate to have support from Volunteers in a variety of roles and in several locations. If you would like to volunteer, please email:

What is volunteering? 

Volunteering is someone spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the services provided by Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

What isn’t volunteering?

Our volunteers do not provide clinical care to our patients. Also volunteering is not work experience nor is it a study placement.

Who can a volunteer?

Our volunteers need to be aged 18 years or over. 

How do I become a volunteer? 

Volunteers are asked to email or call 0121 466 6516 if they see a volunteer opportunity they’re interested in. We then send an application form for you to complete and you’ll be invited for an informal interview for the volunteer role. You’ll also need to complete an Occupational Health assessment and a Disclosure and Barring Service check, and then provide two references. We support you through this process.

What support and training is available?

All our volunteers have to attend an initial session where we provide you with information and some training. You’ll then complete an induction in the area you’ll be volunteering. We also provide some written information for you to refer to, issue you with an ID badge, and we’ll contact you regularly to see how you’re getting on.

Do volunteers receive expenses?

Unfortunately we cannot reimburse any expenses for volunteers.

Further information on volunteering can be found by clicking here.