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We aim to make it as quick and straightforward as possible to become a Homerton Helper.

If you have any questions about our recruitment process, please call our Volunteer Office on 020 8510 5579 or email us at

Step 1 ring the Volunteer Office

If you’re 18 and over and can commit at least 3 hours a week for six months, please email or call the Volunteer Office on 020 8510 5579. Once we have determined we have a role that fits your interests, skills and availability you will be asked to complete a short application form.

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Step 2 complete a short application form
Completed application forms should be sent back to the Volunteer Office by email ( or by post (Volunteer Coordinator, PALS office, Homerton Hospital, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR).

Step 3 attend an informal interview
If your interests and availability fit our volunteer roles you will be invited for an interview/induction session. This will be a chance to chat through in more detail what volunteering will involve and to answer any queries you have.

Step 4 references and DBS clearance
If you’re provisionally offered a volunteer placement, we will ask you to submit a health assessment form and we will follow up your two references.

You will be asked to bring along a number of documents to enable us to apply for clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) on your behalf.

A final decision about your placement will depend on your references, a Trust Declaration Form completed at interview and DBS clearance.

Step 5 your first day!
The Volunteer Office will ask you to sign a volunteer agreement and you will be given a Homerton Helpers t-shirt and ID badge. You will also receive a local induction from the ward or department in which you are working.

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