Volunteering at The Royal Marsden

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust volunteers make a valuable contribution to our work in non-clinical roles designed to enhance the patients experience.

Our volunteer service provides opportunities that encourage our communities to get involved in supporting the The Royal Marsden to deliver the very best services and improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

Why volunteer?

We value diversity and encourage volunteers of all backgrounds to apply. Volunteering has a positive impact on the lives of volunteers in many ways and our volunteers offer their support for a variety of reasons, which include:

  • To gain new skills and experiences 
  • To meet new people and build friendships with other volunteers
  • Share specific skills that would benefit the Trust
  • To give back, after recovering from treatment 
  • To add structure and routine to their lives
  • Show their support for people whose lives are affected by cancer

National Volunteer Certificate

Roksan volunteerThe Royal Marsden is part of the National Volunteer Certificate (NVC) programme. Any volunteer joining us can choose to take part in this programme to achieve an award from Health Education England (HEE), accredited by Skills for Justice (SFJ).

Achieving the NVC will demonstrate your competency and ability to work safely in a health and care environment as a volunteer, by putting the high-quality theory training undertaken into practice during the course of volunteer duties. It can also provide some underpinning knowledge for the National Care Certificate (NCC), should you choose to move into health or care-based employment.

Find out more about the NVC.

How to become a volunteer

We welcome applications from anyone wishing to be involved in volunteering at The Royal Marsden and are committed to ensuring your experience of volunteering here is of the highest quality.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering at The Royal Marsden please contact a member of our voluntary services team via e-mail or click the button below.

Apply to be a volunteer

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