Become a Volunteer


At various times of the year we hold fundraising events in Lymington and at the hospital,  Including our Autumn Grand Draw.



Our team of ‘meet and greet’ guides are on hand every day with a smile to give directions and assist patients with the check-in process for Outpatient Clinics.



The Friends shop in main reception sells national newspapers from 8am, as well as magazines, snacks, sandwiches, cold drinks, greetings cards and toiletries.



In addition to the morning newspaper round, volunteers also take an afternoon trolley of sweets, snacks and toiletries around the wards. We provide a library service once a week.



The Friends Café, situated in the Outpatients Department, provides a welcome break for patients, visitors and staff, with a wide range of hot drinks and snacks on offer.



Becoming a volunteer is easy and more important is great fun. You get to make new friends and really help people and volunteering can be designed around your availability from just a few of hours a week to a bigger commitment to suit you.

If you’d like to become a Volunteer just complete this form below. We’ll email you a copy for you to keep.

If you have any questions about volunteering please call Louise Harfield on Tel: 01590 663036 or email her on Alternatively ask to speak to her at The League of Friends office at the hospital.

You can also download the Volunteer and Referee form here

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How many hours would I be expected to do each week?

A.  We can work around your availability as much as possible from a few hours a week to a longer commitment


Q.  What about holiday periods?

A.  We appreciate the very few people are free every week of the year so we set up rosters that can accommodate your needs


Q.  Is the work physical?

A.  Some of the work involves walking the wards with a trolley or helping direct people to the right parts of the hospital. Other duties include serving in the café or shop. We can discuss your needs when we meet.


Q.  What about transport?

A.  You will need to make your own way to the hospital but there is a large pay-and-display car park at the hospital for which a parking permit will be given as well as a good bus service. In addition some of the volunteers operate their own lift scheme