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Volunteering at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
We would like to thank all our current and new volunteers who have continued to support us during this challenging year and all the people who have expressed an interest or who are looking to volunteer and support our Trust.

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During the pandemic we have unfortunately had to stop many of our volunteering roles, for example those on the wards which are patient facing. However, we have managed to carry on a number of vital roles during this difficult time.

Our volunteers have been continuing to work as pharmacy runners, buggy drivers and in our hospital radio. In addition, we have started new roles like temperature checking and providing guidance at the entrances to our various hospital sites, for example our Royal Berkshire Hospital site and in our Bracknell Health Space. Volunteers have also been helping in our newly established Wellbeing Centre for staff and as community drivers delivering and collecting items from the local community and to our spoke sites.

During the height of the pandemic we also used volunteers as ‘blood runners’ to take samples from our A&E department to the Pathology team.

These roles continue to be hugely helpful to staff, patients and visitors. Please see the video links below to find out more about what our amazing volunteers have been up to during the pandemic.

At present we are not doing a big call for volunteers as we only have limited roles which we are able to offer but we hope the COVID-19 situation will improve soon and we will be able to increase the number of roles available again. In the meantime, if you are interested in volunteering and would like to start our application process to help with these limited roles initially then do get in contact with us on voluntary.services@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

If you are interested in supporting the Trust in other ways, for example making up emergency washpacks for patients or knitting or sewing for us then do get in touch on the email above and we can give you more information.

Thank you again for your interest and continued support of our Trust. It is really appreciated.

Look after yourselves and please do follow government advice to stay home where you can.

Volunteering videos

Keith Burden

Pharmacy Running

Well Being Centre

Blood Running

Hurley Ward Painting, Sewing and Donations

Hospital Radio

Tim Gill

Community Driving

Steve McManus

Laurence and Vanessa

Thank You


Useful contacts

Voluntary Services Department
Royal Berkshire
NHS Foundation Trust
Level 2 Main Entrance
London Road
Reading RG1 5AN

0118 322 7061

email us


    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    RG1 5AN
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    Tel: 0118 322 5111
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