Volunteers at Birmingham Women's Hospital smiling

We are keen to receive applications from experienced administrators and shift leaders who have previously supervised others.

Due to the migration of our volunteer database, please be aware that we will be prioritizing these candidates, and all other applicants may take around 10 weeks before joining us.  

If you would like to apply to be one of our volunteer shift leaders please complete an application form online.

Become a volunteer

Whether you would like to give something back, make new friends, enhance your existing skills or learn something about a career in the NHS, there are so many benefits to volunteering with us.

Coming into hospital can be a stressful and worrying time, and having people around who can offer support, read stories to children, show families around or greet them at the door can make a huge difference to their journey and experience with us.

I will logoOur volunteer service is integral to providing an outstanding patient experience in our world-leading hospitals, through enhancing the lives of patients, staff and communities. We welcome independent volunteers from age 16, and group-led volunteers from age 10 (in support of #iwill). We provide a friendly, welcoming environment, full training, travel expenses, social events and regular newsletters (see below). You provide the personality, passion, character and fun.


Select the volunteer scheme that best matches the time you can give and apply today. Please note, if you are interested in arranging shadowing or work experience placements, you should contact our Aspire programme or the relevant department directly.

Volunteers newsletter

Download our newsletter for the latest stories about volunteering at our hospitals.

BWC Volunteer Voice Summer 2018 [pdf] 1MB

BWC Volunteer Voice Spring 2018 [pdf] 3MB