Support Volunteer 1-1 Patient Support

  • Existing NottsHC Volunteers
  • New Volunteer Applicants
  • NG2 6PR

Website LingsBar Lings Bar Hospital

72 Bed community hospital specialising in rehabilitation.

Role Description:

This volunteer role involves supporting staff in the running of activities on the wards at Lings Bar. You will also provide individual support to patients with dementia to help them engage with activities, conversation, and general companionship to enrich their time on the wards and allow for recovery to take place. Ling’s Bar Hospital offers rehabilitation, recovery or ongoing assessment to adults, mainly over the age of 65.


Lings Bar

Time Commitment:

2-3 hours per week, at times agreed with Care Teams

Key Tasks

  • Supporting staff and patient with planned social activities to allow healing time for patient.
  • Embracing a conversation with patient on a 1-1 basis
  • Liaising with staff to support planned individual and group activities
  • Supporting the collection of feedback from the group, using Trust feedback systems
  • Tidying up after the session

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

For this opportunity you will ideally have

  • Some knowledge of or are willing to learn about, older peoples’ health both physical and mental and its impact on the individual.
  • Listening skills
  • Sensitive and tactful nature
  • Emotionally mature
  • Compassion
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Patience
  • Ability to see situations from another person’s perspective

What Nottinghamshire Healthcare offers volunteers:


All volunteers in Nottinghamshire Healthcare are supported by a dedicated team of staff and each volunteer will have a named person within the Volunteering Team as their point of contact. If volunteers are within services, they will also have a named staff member within the service itself. We offer provide regular supervisions with each volunteer to help review their support, their training and their voluntary role.

Training & Development

We offer support in completing the National Volunteer Certificate and offer further development and training opportunities that are available.

We will offer role specific training.


We’re proud of our community of volunteers that we support throughout Nottinghamshire Healthcare. They are integrated into staff teams and within our services with patients and carers. Our Involvement Centres act as hubs for their work, training and events. We also offer an online NottsHC Volunteer Hub to further support and nurture our community of volunteers.

How to Apply

New Volunteer Applicants:

All new volunteer applicants for this role must complete and return a Registration Form. Completed forms can be emailed back to the Volunteering Team or sent via post to the DMH Involvement Centre, Duncan MacMillan House, Porchester Road, Mapperley, Nottingham, NG3 6AA

Please note:

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. If successfully shortlisted for this role, you will be sent an invite to interview and links to complete an online DBS check, links to online training which must be completed before the role starts. If you had any questions about the role, the application process or about volunteering with us, get in touch and we’d be happy to help.

Closing date for applications: Ongoing

Interview date: To be arranged upon application

Current Nottinghamshire Healthcare Volunteers:

If you already volunteer with us, please complete the Expression of Interest Form and return to the Volunteering Team. Completed forms can be emailed back to the Volunteering Team or sent to one of the Involvement Centres.