St John's Hospital

  • Ward Helper volunteer - Monday-Sunday 11.30am-1.30pm and 4.30pm-6.30pm (Specialist wards - Monday-Friday morning and afternoon shifts)
  • Ward Visitor volunteer - Monday-Sunday 2pm-4pm
  • A&E Helper volunteer - Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm 
  • Welcome Guide volunteer Monday-Friday - 9am-12 noon and 12 noon-3pm
  • Outpatient Department Assistant volunteer - Monday-Friday 9am-12noon and 1pm-4pm
  • Medical Day Unit volunteer - Monday-Friday 9am-12noon  
  • Meaningful Activity volunteer in the Regional Eating Disorders Unit (REDU) and Mother & Baby Unit Monday-Sunday various days and times

Sunndach Childrens Respite Care Unit (Livingston) 

  •  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4pm-6pm, Thursday 6-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 4pm-6pm

Tippethill Hospital (Armadale) and Maple Villa (Craigshill) 

  • Meaningful Activity volunteers morning and afternoon Monday-Sunday

The process from application to placement takes around 2-3 months so is best to submit an application in as soon as possible. 

We require a minimum commitment of 2 hours a week for 6-9 months but we do advise volunteers to stay longer than that to gain the full benefit from volunteering.

The application process is as follows: Application, Interview, Induction, Disclosure Scotland check and Placement.

Please view our website https://www.nhslothian.scot/getinvolved/volunteering-opportunities where you can find out information about volunteering in NHS Lothian, our opportunities, volunteer stories, FAQ's as well as our new online application form. https://www.nhslothian.scot/getinvolved/online-application-form/

 We also have a Twitter account where you can find out what we have been up to! @NHSLVolunteers

 I am happy to come and speak to college students face to face or via Teams.

 Claire Garton

Voluntary Services Manager (West Lothian)

St John's Hospital, Howden West Road|Livingston|EH54 6PP|

01506 523 588 Ext. 53588|Work Mobile 07972 248 064

Working Pattern: Mon, Wed & Thurs 8am-6pm, Fri 8am-5.30pm and Tues off]

NHS Lothian Values: Quality * Dignity & Respect * Care & Compassion * Openness, Honesty & Responsibility * Teamwork

Last modified: Monday, 18 September 2023, 9:52 AM