Volunteering with Lymington Hospital Friends

Since the relaxation of COVID health restrictions at the hospital, we have been gradually re-introducing volunteer services to support patients.

In addition to the Friends’ Shop, we are now actively recruiting volunteers to work on the wards as ‘Ward Friends’.

Could I be a Ward Friend?

Are you someone who can bring a smile to a lonely or anxious patient and help their recovery from illness or injury?

Could you spare time for a two-hour shift to make a real difference today?

Working with the friendly ward nursing team, your role would be to:

  • chat to patients who are lonely, with no visitors
  • enrich a patient’s day with crafts or other activities
  • reassure patients who are anxious in hospital
  • help to support elderly patients, some with dementia
  • act as a ‘friend’ on the ward to cheer people up

After your application has been assessed and you have met with our operations manger,  we will carry out a DBS check to meet with NHS requirements.

You will receive familiarisation with the hospital layout and training for the role. Ongoing support will be provided on the wards from the nursing staff.

Application Form

If you wish to become a volunteer, please print and return the application form below;

Volunteer Application Form 2023

You are welcome to make an appointment to pop into the Friends office (in the hospital reception) for a chat with our operations manager Ian Hynd (working days Monday-Wednesday 9am-4:30pm), see our contact details below.