Mealtime Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers who can provide practical support and encouragement to patients, by assisting at mealtimes.

Duties will include -

* Clear patient tables ready for meals (not including body fluids)

* Offer patients hand wipes/hand gel prior to mealtimes to cleanse their hands

* Assist patients to complete/check their menu cards

* Deliver food trays to patients bedside

* Provide the appropriate level of physical or verbal assistance to eat to patients that the nurse co-ordinator feels are suitable for the volunteer

* Provide assistance in opening packets, taking lids off bowls, cutting up food if required

* Provide encouragement and prompting to patients with their meals

* Complete food charts

* Report back any concerns they have to the registered nurse caring for the patient

The role requires a six month commitment for 2 - 3 hours a week


Good interpersonal skills

Good timekeeping



Good teamwork skills

We hope that you can offer us 6 months or more of your time and commitment


  • Age restrictions
    18+ only
  • DBS check required
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Yes, up to 30 mile round trip limit, and parking is free on production of BNHFT ID badge. Public transport receipts will also be reimbursed, up to 30 mile round trip limit.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Written role description
  • Accessibility
  • Volunteer induction
  • Ongoing support
  • Health and Safety Policy

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