We have a number of volunteers in the Trust including members of the public, service users and carers.

Volunteers can offer a wide range of skills and experience and are highly valued.

Who can volunteer?

Anyone aged 18 years and over can volunteer – there is no upper age limit.

Why volunteer?

There are many benefits from volunteering and reasons why you might decide to volunteer.

These include:

  • Community involvement
  • Contributing to other peoples well being
  • Giving something back
  • Personal satisfaction
  • Learning new skills and knowledge
  • Confidence
  • Personal achievement
  • Meeting new people
  • Work experience
  • Having fun!

Types of volunteering

There are many different ways that you can volunteer.

Some examples include volunteer drivers, gardeners, hospital shop, Patient Experience Team (PET), chaplaincy, ward trolley service, and League of Friends members.

For more details contact us.

Friends of Mental health

Friends for Mental Health (East Kent) and the Friends of Mental Health (West Kent and Medway) consist of volunteers who dedicate their time to raise funds.


Contact us and apply

The Volunteer Services Co-ordinators can help you find the right volunteer placement.

If you want to apply to become a volunteer, you will usually follow the recruitment procedure which includes completing an application form and providing references. You will be asked to take part in an informal interview. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to find out more, contact us:

  • Helen Collins, Volunteer Services Co-ordinator (East): 01227 812042
  • Fay Felton, Voluntary Services Co-ordinator (West & Medway): 01622 723212

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