On Ward volunteers transform the lives of older people by providing companionship to those who have no local family or friends to visit. If you enjoy meeting new people and have a genuine interest in brightening up the lives of older people in hospital then this is the role for you.
You will be based in a ward and work in conjunction with NHS staff. Your role could range from providing companionship to encouraging good nutrition and hydration at meal times. You can also accompany them to the hospital café or day ward (with the authorisation from NHS staff). This is both a rewarding and challenging experience.
Our volunteers are at the heart of all we do. As a Royal Voluntary Service volunteer you will be part of a historic charity that believes everyone should feel valued and involved, regardless of their age. Flexible times available during Monday to Friday morning or afternoon. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact us via email: or tel 01224 937110.

Organisation aims and objectives

Every day Royal Voluntary Service helps thousands of older people to live the life they want. We provide practical services in homes, in hospitals and in communities all across the country so people can be independent and active. Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest voluntary organisations and much of our work is supporting older people. We provide practical solutions to the everyday problems of loneliness and isolation.










Flexible times available during Monday to Friday morning or afternoon.


Experience required: Communication skills: good verbal skills when speaking to patients and staff; listening skills when engaging with patients; reliable; genuine interest in older people; confident nature; empathy and have patience.
Travel details: At Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses are reimbursed when travelling from home to your volunteering location. We pay public transport rates (please retain your ticket for evidence); if driving mileage is 0.45p per mile.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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