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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, call the Volunteer Office on 020 8510 5579. We like to speak to all volunteers on the phone to first check we have a role that fits your interests, skills and availability.

We will then send you through a volunteer application pack. This will include a short application form, role description and a leaflet about the Homerton Helpers scheme.

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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 informal interview. This will be a chance to chat through in more detail what volunteering will involve and to answer any queries you have.

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.

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

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

Step 5 introductory training session
All volunteers must attend an introductory training session before they start their placement. This will tell you more about our Homerton Helpers programme and what you need to know about the hospital. Below are the latest volunteers to attend our induction course

Step 6 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.

More information

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Print off this convenient step by step application process chart
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