We deliver a range of services within The Beatson to enhance the experience of patients and their families. Volunteers assist in a number of areas interacting directly with patients and visitors to The Beatson.
As part of our support for patients and their families attending The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, we provide a tea trolley service in various locations throughout the hospital.
Our tea trolley volunteers provide tea, coffee and biscuits to patients in clinics and waiting rooms. This is a free service for patients and our volunteers really make a difference to people with their warm and friendly approach and a welcome cuppa.
Volunteers carry out a morning or afternoon shift with the refreshment trolley. In parts of the hospital, we also offer a lunchtime service with sandwiches, yoghurts and fruit.
This role involves the use of a hot water urn, making tea and coffee as well as some physical effort pushing the trolley around the hospital. Comfortable shoes are a must as there is some walking around and you are on your feet for your full shift which is around 2 / 3 hours. As well as tea, our volunteers provide patients with a chat and a warm, friendly environment.
No cash handling experience is required as this is a free service for the patients.
All of the above opportunities are generally on a regular basis undertaking a 4 hour shift each week.
If you've got any questions about volunteering, or would like to chat about your skills and availability, feel free to contact us by email, by calling 0141 212 0505 or apply below.
At first I didn't know what to expect, I was really going into the unknown. From day one I have absolutely loved becoming a Ward Volunteer. The ward I have been placed in is a brilliant, all of the staff are so friendly and if I need any guidance at all they are always there to help. I feel privileged that I was chosen to do this role and given the opportunity to help others make their stay in The Beatson as relaxed and comfortable as possible for them.
Tracy, Ward Volunteer