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General Information

The minimum age for volunteering in our clinical areas is 16, however we do not place under 18s within our children's or maternity wards. Travel expenses may be claimed within a maximum 20-mile radius of NUH for car users or for public transport when using the appropriate bus fare. Volunteers are encouraged to use public transport/park & ride.

Meal vouchers can be claimed in certain circumstances. All candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced disclosure check through the Criminal Records Bureau appropriate to their role and in line with current government legislation. All DBS checks are free for volunteers. A uniform and training is provided.

We have various placements available, highlighted below are some of the opportunities currently on offer:

Meet and greet

This role includes:

  • Meet and greet image to display a welcoming, helpful, friendly, and courteous attitude to patients, visitors, staff and colleagues
  • to act as a contact point welcoming people into the hospital
  • to provide clear and accurate directions/escort people to their destination

Be flexible to volunteers within the designated “ Volunteer Rings” as a meet and greeter at fix points in a timed rotation. Meet and Greet volunteers are not static at one single desk and may be deployed to areas of high demand.

Maternity Volunteer

Nottingham University Hospitals are now reintroducing volunteers within our Maternity departments across both campuses. The volunteer role will be to complement the care provided by our professional Maternity teams, supporting and welcoming whilst creating a friendly environment to parents and visitors by adopting a sensitive caring approach offering empathy and an early point of contact to parents and visitors helping to make the best use of staffs time & resources.


For further information please contact the Voluntary Services Department Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 82836  or 07812279270

Friends of QMC

Friends of QMC, Nottingham


The Friends of QMC, Nottingham is a local charity that exists solely to support the patients, carers and staff of the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

We raise funds via our shops, an art gallery in the hospital, online and various other fundraising activities.

Visit our website at


Fundraising, Donations, legacies

If you want to help raise funds, donate or leave a legacy, you can find out more on our website at



We regularly have opportunities for volunteering, to find out more see our website at



For members of staff within the hospital, you can apply for support by visiting our website at


Registered Charity No. 509965

The League of Friends of Queen's Medical Centre (Known as Friends of QMC, Nottingham)  has been in existence since 1978. We aim to increase our membership and the amount of support (both financial and otherwise) that we give to our local hospital. We always welcome new people to join us and help us to achieve these aims.

Although the Queen's Medical Centre and City Hospital are run by one trust (Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust), the League of Friends of QMC remains separate from the City Hospital League of Friends and operates as an independent charity for the benefit of the QMC. There is, however, a close mutually supportive relationship between the Leagues.

Nottingham Hospitals Charity

There are a variety of volunteering opportunities to support our fundraising efforts in aid of Nottingham’s NHS hospitals. Roles include stewards for fundraising events, volunteers to help run our Charity Hub shop at QMC, supporters to attend public events to promote the charity on our behalf, and ambassadors who can represent us at cheque presentations.

Please contact us to find out what volunteering roles are currently available.

0115 962 7905

Other organisations

Nottingham Hospitals' Radio (NHR)

Volunteers are involved in all aspects of running this busy radio station which broadcasts each weekday evening and all day on weekends and public holidays. Typical tasks include visiting wards to collect requests, fundraising, organising programmes, collecting information and, for a very few of the volunteers, broadcasting on air.

Tel: 0115 919 4433 Ext: 68433


Tel: 0115 970 4555 after 6pm or at weekends.


QMC Ophthalmology League of Friends

Fundraising activities specifically for the Ophthalmic Department.

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 64247


QMC Red Cross - Home from hospital

Trained volunteers offer support to vulnerable people in their homes following discharge from the QMC medical wards.

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 62495 or 61716


QMC My Sight Nottinghamshire (formerly NRSB)

Support to patients attending the Eye Clinic, such as information on community care, welfare and benefits advice.

Tel: 0115 970 6806