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Hospital Trolley Service Volunteer with Royal Voluntary Service (formerly WRVS)

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About this volunteering opportunity

This role will involve supporting a trolley shop service at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, offering refreshments, reading material and engaging socially with older people and other patients who may be unable to get to the shop. You will visit a range of wards and will be responsible for approaching individual patients to see if they wish to buy anything. There are two vacancies available, shifts or either 4 hours or 2 hours, that will visit different parts of the hospital. You will be required to assist in all aspects of maintaining the trolley, including tasks such as cash handling, ensuring stock is replenished and rotated, and scanning newspapers and goods. 

About this organisation

Every day Royal Voluntary Service helps thousands of older people to live the life they want. We provide practical services in homes, hospitals and communities across England, Scotland, and Wales so people can be independent and active. Our work in Brighton is based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital where our 6 tea-bars and on-ward trolley rounds help to support isolated patients and raise vital funds for the hospital.

Induction, training and support offered with this opportunity

All training will be supervised by a Volunteer trainer or member of staff and will be tailored to your individual needs.  Training will include:

  • Royal Voluntary Service Induction and DBS application
  • Customer service, till management and cashing-up procedures
  • Legal areas: health and safety, Protection of Vulnerable Adults, Safeguarding and Confidentiality 
  • Dementia awareness
  • Regular reviews with line manager
  • You will always be supported by a member of staff or volunteer trainer and will not be asked to do anything you feel uncomfortable about or unready for.

Skills or experience needed for this opportunity

  • Friendly personality
  • Good communication and listening skills 
  • Willingness to ensure confidentiality
  • Ability to operate within legal and Royal Voluntary Service guidelines
  • Non-judgmental attitude
  • Ability to stay on one's feet for 4 or 2 hours 

The contact person for this opportunity is Rebecca Dyer , 01273 664976

  • Expenses are paid for this opportunity.
  • This opportunity is NOT fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistance with childcare is NOT available for this opportunity.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday



  • older people
  • people with health problems
  • volunteering as part of a team
  • administration/finance/fundraising
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