Volunteer Newsletters

Volunteer Newsletter

Welcome to your first LCHS Volunteer Newsletter

We will send this to you monthly to keep you up to date with what is happening in the Trust.

We welcome your contributions so please tell us what you’d like included or send articles about your volunteering experience.

Sally Darley

I’m Sally Darley and I have 10 years of experience delivering services and working with volunteers at the Stroke Association. I am now excited to be leading the development of our Volunteering Services at LCHS.

This is a new role and I’ll be working closely with your managers to help them support you in your roles. I’m really keen on hearing your views so please do get in touch with suggestions or ideas.

Email: Sally.darley@nhs.net

Mobile: 07812515130

Returning to volunteering

It’s been a while since you’ve been able to volunteer and, as you know, things may continue to be a little different. As we start to welcome back volunteers, there are a few things that we need to do to prepare:

  • Your manager will do a COVID risk assessment with you
  • You will have some refresher training including Infection Prevention and Control for Volunteers
  • Check that your DBS certificate and ID badge is in date and get in touch if you need a renewal

Help shape volunteering at LCHS

Would you like to be part of our Volunteer Forum? I’m looking for volunteers who can meet with me every 2 months for 60-90 minutes. The aim of the forum is:

  • To consult on changes to our volunteering policies, processes and resources
  • To pilot developments in volunteer training
  • To feedback on communication with volunteers
  • To input into how the trust recognises and celebrates volunteering

Please get in touch with Sally if you’re interested.

Additional Volunteering Opportunities

Would you like to be a patient partner? We’re looking for people who can get involved with helping us to develop the trust. Your unique insight as a patient or carer is extremely valuable. We will soon have patient partner roles available for the following activities:

  • Staff interview panels
  • Patient safety
  • Digital Access to Healthcare

I’ll be able to send out more information next month but if this is something that fits your skills and experience, please give me a ring.