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Radio Hillingdon - Ward Visitor

Details of the Charity:

We are a registered Charity no.264132 run entirely by volunteers. We serve patients of Hillingdon Hospital, which in case you were wondering is close to Heathrow Airport, London, England. We are a Radio Station in a Hospital. Our aim is to brighten up the stay of the patients, by broadcasting music requests and dedications, national and local news and the best selection of music, 24 hours a day. We play something for everyone of all ages. Our service is broadcast FREE of charge on the Hospedia Bedside Entertainment System on Radio channel 45, and online at radiohillingdon.com so relatives of the patients can listen as well, from the comfort of their favourite Living room armchair.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

  • Visit Patients at their bedside and inform them that they can listen to Radio Hillingdon free of charge over the Hospedia bedside terminal, online at www.radiohillingdon.com or via the tune in radio app on Apple or Android devices.
  • Volunteers will need to be able to visit the wards in the Hospital. Monday to Sunday between 1:00pm and 5:00pm. 
  • Volunteers need to be able to smile, appear enthusiastic and be cheerful. In order to be a kind of Friend at the bedside of the patients.
  • Inform Patients that we broadcast 24 hours a day via the mediums listed above.
  • Promote our FREE Request line number *800 and inform them how to get a request played on air.
  • Assist patients register themselves on the Hospedia System to enable them to listen to Radio Hillingdon. Also show them how to use the Hospedia Terminal. 
  • Respect patients, dignity and understand when patients do not wish to be bothered.

Skills Required:

  • Training will be given
  • Volunteers will need to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and confirm that they are medically fit to perform the role.
  • Volunteers will need to undergo a 3 month probationary membership period before their membership will be reviewed for full membership. 
  • Volunteers should be aged 18 years or over.

Additional Benefits:

  • The volunteering activity will be added on your H.E.A.R transcript – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours volunteered will contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which may lead to an invite to our Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony at the end of the year.
  • You will gain a sense of achievement, enjoyment and social interaction. Also a sense of pride and satisfaction that you are helping someone during their time of need

  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?