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Group of volunteers in the gardenWe have more than 250 volunteers who give up their time to work in a broad range of roles across the hospital.

From volunteers who meet and greet patients and visitors arriving at the hospital, to those who support our staff in wards and departments, there are plenty of ways to get involved when you become a volunteer.

Our volunteers are an incredibly valuable asset – whatever the role, it makes a very real difference to our patients.

Find out how to apply here.



Find out more about our volunteers by clicking here to read our 2019/20 booklet on volunteering at Poole Hospital. Our booklet provides details of our application process, general questions and answers, what types of roles we have at the hospital and also hear from our volunteers about their experience of volunteering. 


How to Apply

If you have any questions please email

If you would like to apply to become a volunteer, please download and print the volunteer application form, complete it and return to

Once we have received your application form, we will contact you to arrange a short informal meeting, so that you can find out more about volunteering and we can find out more about you.

We will ask you to complete a health questionnaire and a DBS form (if appropriate to the role) , and will take up two references from people who have known you over two years (not a member of your family). This paperwork can take around four-eight weeks to complete.

Once all the paperwork is completed, new volunteers are invited to come in for an all-day induction and to agree start dates.

Current volunteering opportunities



Carer Companions





Emergency Department





Hospital Guides                           





Ward Volunteers





Meal Time Companions





End of Life Companions



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