Nutrition Volunteers – Protected Mealtimes

  • VO38180


Volunteers are required to assist ward staff in improving the quality of the patient experience of mealtimes in Wishaw General Hospital. In particular volunteers would be asked to:

  • Chat to patients during mealtimes
  • Making sure that patients have something to drink
  • Clearing patient tables so there is space for the tray
  • Fetching salt / pepper/ vinegar or napkins for patients
  • Alerting staff to issues that make it difficult for someone to eat
  • Assist patients in carrying out catering audits
  • Alerting staff to who hasn’t eaten their meal

Organisation aims and objectives

NHS Lanarkshire is the local provider of health services in Lanarkshire. We provide services in 3 general hospitals and a large number of small community hospitals situated throughout the Lanarkshire area. There are many different volunteer roles available in lots of different locations.


Experience required: There is no prior experience required. However our ideal volunteer would have these qualities: * Be able to work as part of a team * Be willing to attend regular support meetings * Be able to communicate with people who may have difficulty communi
Travel details: The patient mealtimes programme operates in a number of wards at Wishaw, Monklands and Hairmyres General Hospitals.


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers are entitled to out of pocket travel expenses.

Last updated 4 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.