We welcome volunteers on many of our wards and departments.

Please note that we do not place volunteers on any of our labour suites or physiotherapy departments or in our laboratories.

To apply for any of the roles on this page, including our new Nottingham Hospitals Charity Youth Volunteer Project, use the forms below. For roles at Hayward House, please contact us to discuss whether this type of role would be suitable for you.

Volunteer application form.doc[doc] 137KB

Volunteer person specification.doc [doc] 41KB

Welcome to Volunteering 2018.pdf[pdf] 52KB

You can browse our latest volunteering opportunities, and find out how you can help at our hospitals here.

To ask for an application form to be sent to you by post please call our application line 24 hours a day:

Tel: 0115 849 3318 Ext: 65318 

You can also email a request to: NUHvoluntary.services@nuh.nhs.uk

Friends of QMC

Friends of QMC, Nottingham


The Friends of QMC, Nottingham is a local charity that exists solely to support the patients, carers and staff of the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

We raise funds via our shops, an art gallery in the hospital, online and various other fundraising activities.

Visit our website at www.friendsofqmc.org.uk


Fundraising, Donations, legacies

If you want to help raise funds, donate or leave a legacy, you can find out more on our website at https://friendsofqmc.org.uk/donate



We regularly have opportunities for volunteering, to find out more see our website at




For members of staff within the hospital, you can apply for support by visiting our website at



Registered Charity No. 509965

The League of Friends of Queen's Medical Centre (Known as Friends of QMC, Nottingham)  has been in existence since 1978. We aim to increase our membership and the amount of support (both financial and otherwise) that we give to our local hospital. We always welcome new people to join us and help us to achieve these aims.

Although the Queen's Medical Centre and City Hospital are run by one trust (Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust), the League of Friends of QMC remains separate from the City Hospital League of Friends and operates as an independent charity for the benefit of the QMC. There is, however, a close mutually supportive relationship between the Leagues.

City League of Friends

The League of Friends of the City Hospital remains separate from the QMC, operating as an independent charity for the benefit of the City Hospital. 

The League is run by volunteers – all of the money raised and donated is used entirely for the benefit of the City Hospital.


Through fundraising in 2017 the City Hospital Leage of Friends supported: 

  • sponsorship of Nurse and Midwife of the Year awards 2017
  • sponsorship of 2017 Staff Long Service awards
  • sponsorship of 2017 Volunteer Long Service awards
  • registration fees and travel costs for 2 Diabetes specialist nurses to attend a conference
  • furniture and fittings for the patients room in the Trent Cardiac Centre
  • equipment for upper limb amputees in the Mobility Centre


Click here to visit the City Hospital League of Friends website.

Other organisations

Royal Voluntary Service (RVS)

Volunteers run several busy cafés in our hospitals, and take refreshment trolleys to wards and outpatient departments.

Tel: 0115 962 7773


Nottingham Hospitals' Radio (NHR)

Volunteers are involved in all aspects of running this busy radio station which broadcasts each weekday evening and all day on weekends and public holidays. Typical tasks include visiting wards to collect requests, fundraising, organising programmes, collecting information and, for a very few of the volunteers, broadcasting on air.

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 69080


Tel: 0115 970 4555 after 6pm or at weekends.


QMC Ophthalmology League of Friends

Fundraising activities specifically for the Ophthalmic Department.

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 64247


QMC Red Cross - Home from hospital

Trained volunteers offer support to vulnerable people in their homes following discharge from the QMC medical wards.

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 62495 or 61716


QMC My Sight Nottinghamshire (formerly NRSB)

Support to patients attending the Eye Clinic, such as information on community care, welfare and benefits advice.

Tel: 0115 970 6806

Do you speak our languages?

We are looking for caring individuals to join a service providing translations for patients at our City and QMC sites.

The development is part of the Trust’s drive to provide a better service to patients speaking other languages while bringing down translation costs paid to external agencies. The Trust is looking for volunteers who can be trained and provide a service while they work towards a formal qualification.

Volunteer interpreters will bolster an emergency in-house service which currently relies mainly on members of staff who volunteer. External agencies still provide the majority of translation services at the Trust.

If you are a bilingual speaker, language student or native speaker with an excellent command of English and are interested in volunteering please contact Renata Towlson, Interpreting and Translation Project and Contract Manager.

Alternatively, you can call:

Tel: 07812 268 800.

We are particularly looking for people who speak any of these languages:

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Czech
  • Farsi
  • Hungarian
  • Polish
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Slovak
  • Turkish
  • Urdu

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