Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity (HHCC) and Volunteer Team improve treatment, facilities, the patient environment and experience going above and beyond the provision of the NHS. One way this is achieved is through the fantastic support of our volunteers.

Volunteers give their time for free, which is invaluable and you could join our amazing and dynamic team, giving your time to help and support Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (HDFT).

Volunteers play a vital role in the everyday operation of the hospital such as raising money for HHCC, supporting big events, undertaking administrative tasks, helping people to find their way around the hospital, supporting the chaplaincy, cancer services, outpatient clinics and improving the atmosphere in public areas.

Volunteering can make a difference to anyone, irrespective of age. It can provide opportunities to gain experience and develop skills. It also offers older people the opportunity to get out of the house, meet new people and go some way towards tackling the problem of loneliness and isolation.

Whether you want to volunteer at Harrogate District Hospital, in one of our community locations or be a Volunteer driver, everyone can make a difference; by becoming part of the HDFT volunteer community. We cover a huge geographical area with services from Selby to Northumberland.

You absolutely can make a huge difference to our patients, staff and their families.

How to become a Volunteer

Please complete the volunteer application form and return to the HHCC and Volunteer Team.

You can return your volunteer application form by email at

All Volunteers need to be over the age of 16 and are required to complete one of our HHCC and Volunteer Team Application Forms (listed below). On receipt of your application form we will obtain DBS clearance and request two references. On receipt of receiving these checks you will be invited to complete our Volunteer induction and undertake mandatory ELearning, and have a risk assessment completed before we can place you in your volunteer role.

We look forward to hearing form you and discussing your volunteer future with the HHCC and Volunteer Team.

Volunteer Roles

Learn about the diverse range of volunteer roles and discover what difference you will make.

Key documents

Here you will find the key documents specific to volunteering at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

Volunteer Application Form

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust offers three volunteering pathways which are tailored to each individual’s unique needs and make volunteering opportunities accessible to all.

The pathways we offer are:


  • Career Enhancement Pathway: This is offered to any individual, aged 16 and above, who wishes to pursue educational and/or professional development through committing to one of the many volunteering opportunities offered. The aim is to encourage young people in education to commit to a longer term volunteering opportunity, allowing them to build and develop transferable skills to take into their future academic and/or professional career. Career Enhancement Pathway – HHCC and Volunteer Team – Volunteer Application Form


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