Bedside trolley service - Volunteer role

Tags: Guidance

16th March 2023



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Thank you to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust for sharing this role description.

Bedside trolley service Volunteer

Purpose of the role: Taking the news and sweet treats to the patients on the wards.

Responsible to:
Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services

Hours / days:
weekday mornings from 9.30am

Number of volunteers per shift:

Key tasks:

  • Visiting the patients on the wards with a trolley full of goodies & staff in Theatres
  • Cash handling / card machine

Skills and experience:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, and able to work as part of a team
  • Good listening skills
  • Sensitive and tactful nature
  • Confident about approaching patients
  • Understanding of personal and professional boundaries
  • Physically able to push a small laden trolley

For the full role description please download the attached PDF

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