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Making a Difference: volunteer as a 'befriender'

Mildmay is committed to providing the best possible care for its patients, and volunteers play a vital role in this.

There are a variety of volunteering opportunities available at Mildmay Mission Hospital, but right now, we are particularly seeking 'befrienders' for a couple of hours in the evenings and weekends to befriend patients, providing them with companionship and support. This can be especially important for patients who are feeling lonely or isolated.

Volunteering at Mildmay Mission Hospital is a really rewarding experience. It is an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people facing some of the most challenging health challenges. Volunteers also have the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, and become involved in a supportive community.

If you are interested in volunteering at Mildmay Mission Hospital, please visit the volunteering page on our website to learn more about the different kinds of opportunities that are available.

You can contact our volunteer coordinator, Isobel, to discuss your interests and to find a volunteer role that is a good fit for you.

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do.

Here are some of the benefits of volunteering at Mildmay Mission Hospital:

  • Gain confidence. Volunteering can help you gain confidence by allowing you to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.

  • ​Make a difference. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive effect on people, communities and society in general.

  • Meet people. Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.

  • Be part of a community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside of your friends and family.

  • Learn new skills. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.

  • Take on a challenge. Through volunteering, you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.

  • Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.

If you are looking for a rewarding and fulfilling volunteer experience, we encourage you to consider volunteering at Mildmay Mission Hospital.


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