Volunteering in NHS Dumfries & Galloway

If you are interested in supporting NHS Dumfries & Galloway by volunteering during this time of COVID-19 we would ask that you could take a minute to read some details before completing our application form by clicking here.

There are an estimated 6,500 directly engaged volunteers supporting the work of NHS Scotland, approximately 200 of which are directly engaged within NHS Dumfries and Galloway.  Many of these volunteer roles are centred around patient interaction, such as Welcome Guides meeting and greeting outpatients and visitors to Ward Volunteers chatting to patients on wards, offering social interaction and engagement. These are just a handful of roles currently available, please click on the opportunities below for more information:

Please note that volunteering should not be viewed as a work placement and such requests must be raised through the Learning and Educational team and not Volunteering Services.

Volunteering Opportunities

  • Ward Volunteers
  • Welcome Guides
  • Spiritual Care and Patient Listening
  • Cancer Information & Support Centre
  • Public Involvement Groups
  • Specialist Outpatient Volunteers
  • Maternity Services
  • Other Specialist Roles

Volunteer Requirements

  • be at least 16 years of age 
  • can offer 3 ½ hours per week
  • be willing to commit to at least 12 months volunteering

How to apply

If you would like to apply please complete the electronic application form

Please click here to download the form.

Paper copies can be downloaded  or posted contact details below

Contact Details

Email – dg.volunteering@nhs.net

Telephone – 01387 246246 ext 34603