Become a volunteer

Do you have spare time and dedication? Do you enjoy working with a mix of people and would like to carry out a rewarding role? If the answer is “yes” then why don’t you become a volunteer for us?

Volunteers need to work well within a team, be friendly, sociable, a great listener and enjoy meeting people. You could go home and say ‘Today I did something worthwhile’.

Current volunteer opportunities

The following roles are currently available. Click here for vacancies.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact us at SHS.Recruitment@ydh.nhs.uk for more information or download an application form.

Email or post it back to: HR Department, Wincanton Health Centre, Dyke’s Way, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9FQ.

SHS Volunteer Services Policy

Recruitment Process

To ensure we match your needs, skills and experience with the right volunteer role, we carry out a thorough recruitment process to find out which role will best suit you. This will include obtaining references, occupational health screening and a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service – formerly CRB) depending of the area of placement.


You will attend an induction, specific training plus some local induction in the department in which you will work. Once you are in your role, we hold regular team meetings for updates and to share ideas.


Contact us

For any queries, please contact the HR department on 01935 606158 or SymphonyHR@ydh.nhs.uk