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Volunteering with us

Volunteers play an important part in helping us to deliver high standards of patient care.

What makes a good volunteer for us? 

We just need our volunteers to be committed, both in the time they give and in enthusiasm.

What can we do for you?

  • Satisfaction from helping other people and the local community
  • Opportunities to gain experience and develop new skills
  • Meet new people in an exciting and vibrant environment
  • Free parking and travel expenses

If that's you, then please apply.

Contact us

If you can't find what you're looking for on this page, please contact us!

Tel: 01245 514577



With an ever-increasing demand upon our services and paid staff the Trust is looking to volunteers to support us in the following roles:

Current volunteer positions available

Click on the links below to download more information about the roles.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we are only able to offer non-clinical roles.


Friends of Broomfield Shop Volunteer >>

Help Desk Assistant >> 

Screening volunteer role >> 

Admin Assistant (Volunteer) >> 

Face Covering Guardian >>

To apply, please e-mail Voluntary.Services@meht.nhs.uk and ask for a job description.

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Become a member

Being a member of the Trust is an opportunity to get involved in helping to shape the future of health services within the region of mid and South Essex.

View volunteer description. 

Read more here.

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Be the first point of contact for patients and visitors. Help with giving directions, answering general enquiries and booking patients into their appointments. Some comfortable walking shoes are a must for this role!

View volunteer description.

Apply here.

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Mealtime Companion (Not currently available)

We are currently looking for friendly, supportive and caring volunteers to help support patients at busy meal times.

View volunteer description

Apply here.

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Dementia Buddy (Not currently available)

They say it’s good to talk… that’s what we like our dementia volunteers to do with our patients. Spend time reminiscing about the old days or playing games with patients to keep them active whilst they are in our care.

View volunteer description.

Apply here.

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We are not pen pushers here… okay some of us actually are. If you are thinking of volunteering and are looking for something quieter than a busy ward or department this could be for you.

View volunteer description.

Apply here.


Macmillan Info Pod

This is all about people. Provide a smiling face and relevant information to people whose lives are being affected by cancer.

View volunteer description.

Apply here.

Sikh Chaplain


The chaplaincy team depends on a team of volunteer ward chaplains to provide a daily front line presence on the wards.

Read more about volunteer chaplains.

Apply now.

Chelmsford Cancer Charity Donation

Our Charity

We're looking for enthusiastic people to support us  in bucket collections, promotion of the charity and stewarding at events 

Learn more about your local hospital charity here.

Apply here.

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Friends at Broomfield (FaB)

Our volunteers run and staff our two shops at the hospital, take the trolleys around the wards, including the library trolley and present a friendly face to patients, staff and visitors. 

Read more here or call 01245 443285 to get involved.

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Hospital Radio

We are looking for volunteers to go on air, visit wards and ask for patients' requests.

Read more about Hospital Radio.

Apply now.

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Patient Council

We are looking for volunteers to give our patients a voice by speaking to them and learning their experiences on ward rounds.

Read more about the Patient Council.

Apply now.