Volunteer Roles

What Can Volunteers Do In The Trust?

The South Eastern Trust covers a large geographical area, providing acute care, social care and supporting health & wellbeing. This means we have a wide range of volunteer roles working with clients of all ages and different needs. “Something for Everyone”.

Our volunteer roles are advertised on www.volunteernow.co.uk however, we would be very happy to provide more information on volunteering opportunities by phoning Volunteer Services - Telephone:  (028) 9056 4817.

Here are some examples of volunteer roles:

Voluntary Laundry

Voluntary Laundry Services Lisburn has been running for 30 years, supporting clients who are living in their own homes in the Lisburn area. Once a week, volunteers use their own cars to deliver clean laundry to the homes of elderly clients and those suffering from terminal illness. This service is invaluable to families at a very stressful time.


Meeter & Greeter

The role of the Meeter & Greeter was initially set up in the Ulster Hospital to help patients/visitors to find their way to wards/departments. When the volunteers started they found some patients/visitors often required a level of comfort and emotional support when going to/coming back from a medical appointment or visiting a sick relative. The role has proven to be of great benefit and therefore we implemented the role on the Bangor Hospital and Ards Hospital sites.

Activity volunteer – Training & Resource Centre

Volunteers assist staff with activities to support clients in development of their health and wellbeing. There are a diverse range of activities, for example, cookery, art & crafts, genealogy and computer skills.




Ward Helper - Hospitals

Ward Helpers are placed on wards within Ulster Hospital, Lagan Valley Hospital, Ards Community Hospital, Bangor Community Hospital and Downe Hospital. Their role is based around befriending, but volunteers also support volunteers at mealtimes, helping to improve their nutrition

Homework Tutor – Looked After Children in Residential or Foster Care

The Homework Tutor Programme is aimed at improving the educational outcomes for children in our care. The programme involves qualified teachers (those interested in working with children may be considered for the post) who will visit the residential home/foster home to provided 1:1 support.