Volunteers in Partnership is an initiative developed by our Council of Governors. Our governors recognise that volunteers enhance our services. There are lots of opportunities throughout Cornwall, in community and mental health hospitals and day resource centres.
We recruit volunteers from our local community. They include retired people, students, people with lived experience and people in work or who are unemployed. Volunteering is flexible, to suit your availability and fit in with your lifestyle.
Volunteering in the Trust provides the opportunity to take part in a range of roles. It allows people to use and enhance their skills, share knowledge, develop a sense of purpose, or increase their self-confidence. It also allows people to learn and gain experience in many areas of our organisation, which can help towards a career in healthcare.
Opportunities for volunteers include:
Volunteers may have many roles such as:
Volunteering gives you the opportunity to meet others, share your knowledge and, gain an insight into our work. It also provides you with valuable skills and experience that may benefit your future employability.
As a volunteer you will be provided with all relevant training for your role.
Complete a Volunteers in Partnership application form (DOCX, 72 KB), or contact the Volunteers In Partnership office by post, email or telephone.
Pets As Therapy enhance health and wellbeing in the community through the visits of trusted volunteers with their behaviourally assessed animals. Provide a visiting service in hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues all across the UK.
Therapy Dogs Nationwide is a national charity where visiting volunteers take their own dogs into establishments to give comfort, distraction, and stimulation. We regularly visit local hospitals and hospices where patients and staff interact with our dogs and look forward to their visits