The Trust is not currently recruiting volunteers until further notice. Vacancies may be added in the future, so please remember to come back and check. 

However, the Friends of Royal Brompton charity is recruiting volunteers.

Volunteers provide a vital role in the working of our Trust – helping our staff with tasks, supporting patients and bringing a spirit of goodwill and enthusiasm to our hospitals. Volunteers help our patients and help staff do their jobs better.

Our values

We offer a variety of roles and will help find or make a role that is suited to your experience, skills and wishes. Our full-time voluntary service manager will help guide and support you through your volunteering.

Volunteering should work for you as well as us, which is why we value volunteers, offering them support and training, and why we insist on a culture of high standards.

Minimum requirements

We ask that volunteers are able to commit to a minimum of four hours per week for six months. This helps us to ensure that your experience is valuable and rewarding to you as well as our patients and staff.

The minimum age we can accept as a volunteer is 18 years old.


Currently, volunteers are involved in numerous tasks throughout many areas of the Trust. Their work involves administration, fundraising, acting as patient guides to the various wards and departments, talking to patients as well as providing company for relatives while their loved ones have surgery. 

There are also volunteering opportunities with Friends of Royal Brompton Hospital, a registered charity that supports the hospital's work through independent fundraising and activities. 

Volunteer with the rb&hArts team

We have some new and exciting volunteering opportunities for those who are interested in our Arts programme and are keen to learn and develop their creative skills! Find out more

Support, development and training

We promote personal development for volunteers as well as staff and want you to benefit from volunteering for us. If you have an interest in a particular area or are a student and want to gain knowledge from specific departments and professionals, let us know and we will do our best to help.

All volunteers are trained in:

  • health and safety
  • fire evacuation
  • infection control (hand washing to combat hospital infections)
  • basic life support (if desired)
We supply you with:
  • detailed volunteer guidelines and building maps
  • clearly defined tasks for volunteers working on the wards