Helpforce’s Adapt and Adopt service has worked with over 50 health and care organisations across the UK, with many coming back to us for further support with new projects.
Overall, we've worked on more than 100 volunteering services. This unique experience and expertise have allowed us to develop tried and tested volunteering models that you can deploy quickly and with confidence.
Through our Adapt and Adopt service, we run specialist courses that provide health and care organisations with extensive learning and support to roll out impactful volunteering models.
Sign up now for an online information session to find out all you need to know about joining a course! Scroll down to learn more.
We have identified six proven volunteering service models. Our course will take you step-by-step through setting up the service you want to introduce in your organisation.
Emergency department volunteers reduce pressure on staff, providing reassurance to patients at a stressful time.
Key outcome: 85% of staff agreed that volunteers helped them to feel less stressed
Staff and patient wellbeing improves as volunteers provide companionship and support at mealtimes.
Key outcome: 25% more patients had support to help them eat meals
Health care organisations benefit from flexible volunteers, trained to provide responsive non-clinical support.
Key outcome: 44 minutes - The amount of time volunteer support speeded up patient discharge
Trained volunteers make calls to patients on waiting lists, signposting them to community support and reducing DNAs (did not attend), helping patients feel less anxious and reducing pressure on appointment systems.
Key outcome: patients feel less anxious and their confidence in the hospital is increased.
The Helpforce Volunteer to Career programme allows volunteers to explore a health and care career and builds a future workforce for the health and care sectors.
Key outcome: 62% of volunteers went on to secure employment or further education/training
If you want to get these proven volunteer service models up and running quickly, sign up for one of our regular online information sessions now.
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At the session, we'll tell you more about the volunteering service models, the Adopt and Adapt course, and answer your questions.
You'll leave the session with a full understanding of what an Adopt and Adapt course could achieve for your organisation, and ready to join a course and work towards setting up the volunteering model that's right for your situation.
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We provide a mix of tools and training to help your volunteer service grow in the way you need it too. The support you get includes:
Before you start the course, we will help you identify your organisational needs to check that the service model that you choose is the right solution.
During this phase you will work through how to make your chosen service model work best in your location.
This is about adapting the model into a workable service for your organisation so your service is ready to launch.
You launch the new service at your organisation. We will help you integrate the service and ensure you can sustain it in the long-term.
Once your new service is running effectively, you can focus on how and when to grow it.
Head of Voluntary Services, University Hospitals Coventry Warwickshire NHS Trust