Do you have spare time on your hands and a desire to help others? Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is currently looking for volunteers to support their expanding Meet and Greet Service at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales.
Support is needed at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales’s main reception and on Gwdihw Ward where meet and greet volunteers provide a warm, welcoming service to our youngest patients, visitors and Health Board staff.
Volunteers help by:
- Making our young patients, visitors and the general public feel welcome by signposting, directing and accompanying them to their destination
- Reassuring anxious young patients or visitors who may be lost or unsure where to go
- Assisting with general enquiries and providing an information service
Time commitment varies for both roles, further information is available on request.
For those interested in volunteering and want to find out a bit more, there’s an open evening on Tuesday 17 October between 5.30-7.00pm at the Outpatients area of the Noah’s Ark Childrens Hospital of Wales.
Volunteer Manager, Michelle Fowler said: “Coming into hospital as a young patient or visitor can be quite stressful if you’re not sure where to go.
“Our facilities are growing all the time, making it more difficult for people to find their way from one place to another and this is one of the main reasons why we are looking to provide additional meet and greet volunteers.
“By having volunteers supporting in these areas we hope to make a difference to the patient visitors experience whilst attending the hospital.”
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and helping to make a difference to this service please contact Michelle Fowler Voluntary Service Manager on 029 2184 7867 or email [email protected]