King’s Volunteering Programme is an innovative scheme which helps improve patient experience and supports staff in their work. The fantastic project has been supported by donations from its beginnings five years ago.
Volunteers help patients in many ways, from popping to the shop to buy them a newspaper, or just being there when they need someone to talk to. They also help out in the gift shops, or act as guides to help patients and staff find their way around the hospital.
Volunteers can help on specific wards, or at home with a patient once they’ve left hospital to support them in settling back in after their stay.