Join our friendly volunteer team

We are currently recruiting volunteers in several roles:

  • Ward Friends – cheering up ward patients
  • Pets as Therapy Friends – ward visits with your pet dog
  • Shop Assistant – helping in our friendly shop
  • Charity Champions – raising awareness in the Hospital
  • Ambassadors/Fundraisers – raising funds in the community
  • Projects/Admin – support us in the office

Our friendly team of volunteers operate on a rota system and training is given.

Please join us and give a gift of your time to make a difference to our patients.

Find out more about our current volunteer roles below …

Ward Friends - Recruiting Now!

Our Ward Friends offer a friendly face and someone to listen and chat to the patients. Some patients do not get regular visitors, others need help with rehabilitation activities.

You can bring a smile to a lonely or anxious patient and help their recovery from illness or injury. Please spare time for a two-hour shift to make a real difference today.

Volunteer Application Form 2023 (click here)

You will receive training from the hospital team and ongoing support will be provided on the wards from the nursing staff.

Shop Assistant

Our shop is currently open from 9:30 am until 2:00 pm Monday to Friday.

We sell refreshments, sandwiches, snacks, confectionery, cold drinks, newspapers, books, greeting cards and basic healthcare items.

Would you like to join us … we need help with holiday cover now!

Volunteer Application Form 2023 (click here)

Pets as Therapy Dogs

Does your dog have a great temperament that you could bring in to aid patient wellbeing and recovery? Find out about becoming a PAT assessed volunteer at

Get in touch for a chat or apply here …

Volunteer Application Form 2023 (click here)

Specialist Volunteers

New skills and ideas

Would you like to become a specialist volunteer to support the trustees and manager with key activities? We need new skills and fresh ideas/approaches to broaden our delivery.

Flexible Working

It provides opportunity for people to support us in more flexible ways – in the hospital, from home, and in the community. Roles are task oriented and flexible time commitments.

Briefing and Support

All candidates will have the chance to find out more about individual roles, full briefing and ongoing support will be provided.


Act as a champion for LHF in their local community (Lymington is a key target … and larger villages), well connected with both local clubs and societies (target also Royal LSC, Masons, Business Forums …). Build network contacts, promote current LHF campaigns and generate fundraising opportunities, sign up Friends and identify people who wish to help as volunteers and future potential trustees.

  • Networking/people skills, outgoing, marketing, getting things done


Get involved in fundraising on their own or with others, contact local clubs, societies, and business to share stories about campaigns and encourage fundraising. Access and help us to develop our existing marketing/contact database and fundraising toolkit. Keep an eye on charity fundraising by others and come up with ideas for new LHF fundraising.

  • Enjoys working with others, ideally has some fundraising experience


Work in the hospital (in Main Reception or near Reception A) to engage patients, carers, visitors (and staff) in the work of LHF. Friendly face of charity to explain our 5 Ways and sign-up new Friends and donors (help them tap to donate), capture interest in new volunteers and fundraisers. Support initiatives such current campaign, raffle etc.

  • Friendly, people person, interested in helping LHF support the hospital more


Work in the hospital to provide general help with office tasks, administration and record keeping. Basic skills in Email, Word and Excel required. Future support to provide office cover for manager (Thursday/Friday). We also need help from time to time to deliver new projects, working with the hospital, in the community and flexibly at home.

  • Enjoys office work using basic office IT, some tasks need good project skills

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