Become a Homerton Helper.

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 to 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 an Application form. You can read more about the Application process here.

Step 2 complete a short application form 
Completed application forms should be sent back to the Volunteer Office by email or by post to

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.