Volunteers Aged 16-25

The South Eastern Trust is proud of the success and hard work that younger volunteers bring every day.

Sonya Duffy, Volunteer Services Manager commented:

“It is heart-warming to be able to work with young people who are so caring and show real empathy in giving up their free time to help others. I am keen to support young people by providing volunteer opportunities that will enable them to gain valuable work place experiences and their efforts can be rewarded through the Millennium Volunteer Scheme.”


Kelsie McCann’s Story - Volunteering in Ward 27

Kelsie McCann recently started volunteering in Ward 27. At the age of 18 Kelsie is one of our youngest volunteers who recognised how volunteering would help her develop the skills required for a future career.

Kelsie is hoping to become a support worker for people with special needs and is using her time volunteering to gain experience and develop her knowledge in health care.

When asked if volunteering is beneficial to her, Kelsie replied, "I have learned different ways to approach people of different ages and abilities. These new skills will aid me for the future in my career.”

Kelsie told us she feels she has connected with some patients and looks forward to visiting the ward. Kelsie enjoys engaging with different age groups; she likes to chat with the younger patients around her own age about everyday things and has found that some of the older patients like to reminisce.

Staff are more than happy to have Kelsie on the ward as patients look forward to her visits. Many thanks to everyone in Ward 27 for making Kelsie feel so welcome.



Jennifer Salmon

on achieving the

200 hours Millennium Volunteer Award

Jennifer started volunteering in September 2012; she was based in Ward 8 within the Ulster Hospital as a Ward volunteer where she chatted with patients and helped the staff at meal times by distributing meal trays and encouraging the patients to eat, playing an important role in supporting their nutrition.





Curtis and Mitchell Davidson

on achieving the

50 Hours Millennium
Volunteer Award

Curtis and Mitchell are brothers. They volunteer on the patient experience programme, visiting patients in wards and supporting them to complete a qualitative survey on their experience whilst in hospital. Results of the survey enable staff to identify key issues and make improvements. Curtis and Mitchell’s input has been invaluable. They are continuing to volunteer, currently working towards the 100hr MV Award! Keep up the good work boys!