Volunteers needed around Beccles and Lowestoft

We are so grateful for the time and enthusiasm our volunteers give us and the real difference they make to staff and patients across Norfolk and beyond. However more volunteers are needed around Beccles and Lowestoft for the East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH) team.

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“The patients love the volunteers because they’re more like them and they can talk about everyday life and worries or anything that they want to. The patients take an interest in the volunteers and the volunteers take an interest in the patient as a person”

As an ECCH volunteer you’ll receive support from our volunteer services team at Voluntary Norfolk, who can help find the right volunteering role for you. You’ll receive training and support to ensure you feel confident in your role and that you get as much out of it as you are putting in.


Volunteer roles needed

Want to be part of the team?  Take a look below at some of the ways you can support your local community by volunteering with ECCH:

Ward Volunteers at Beccles Community Hospital provide companionship and conversation to inpatients at Beccles Hospital.  If you love to chat and can spare a couple of hours a week then this could be the role for you

Clinic volunteers assist staff at a range of ECCH’s sites. These include Beccles Community Hospital, Northgate Hospital, Kirkley Mill Health Centre, Rayner Green and Martham Health Centre.  Volunteers at our clinics provide an extra pair of hands to staff. They help with practical tasks and errands that help keep things running smoothly

Telephone Survey Volunteers help collect valuable feedback by carrying out surveys with patients who have agreed to be contacted over the phone.  This role offers the opportunity to make a fantastic contribution to ECCH, as well as building your experience in administration skills for a healthcare organisation.  Calls can be done from home and to a flexible schedule.

Community Health and Wellbeing Volunteers help some of our patients get back on their feet after an illness or injury.  This might involve providing companionship and conversation, accompanying the person out for short walks or sometimes driving them out to an activity or an appointment.  We receive referrals for this type of support in and around Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and South Waveney. We will look to pair volunteers with someone in their local area.


How to volunteer

We require all of our volunteers to provide 2 character referees and undertake some training.  Some roles will also require a DBS check.

If you’re interested in becoming an ECCH volunteer please fill out our application here:

Register for an ECCH volunteering role

Once you’ve registered your interest, one of our friendly volunteer coordinators will get in touch with you. You’ll then discuss what roles you might like to volunteer for further. Otherwise, you can email volunteering@ecchcic.nhs.uk for more details.

For other volunteering opportunities with Voluntary Norfolk (across Norfolk and beyond), please click here.