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Volunteering for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT)


Got time on your hands? Join us! Without volunteers our services just wouldn't be the same. There are lots of different roles for volunteers so if you're interested get in touch. 

Why volunteer?

Looking for Inspiration?

Click on this link to find out what some of our volunteers are doing and how they feel about their volunteering experience.

The case studies show a range of volunteering roles and we hope that this may inspire people who haven’t volunteered before to get involved.

Who can volunteer?

We would like to hear from you if you are:

  • Over 16
  • Keen to develop your skills and gain experience
  • Enjoy helping people
  • Can give us a commitment of 2-5 hours per week for more than 6 months

Currently we are looking for volunteers in the following areas: 

Chaplaincy Volunteer Visitors - local community hospitals

We are looking to recruit additional Chaplaincy Volunteer Visitors at Melton Hospital, Rutland Memorial, Loughborough Hospital, Feilding Palmer Hospital, Coalville Hospital and the Evington Centre.

Chaplaincy Volunteer Visitors are members of the Chaplaincy team offering pastoral support to patients and their families and providing a link for them with hospital chaplains where appropriate.

Recovery College Volunteer – Generic role

Location: Based primarily in the Recovery College Portacabins on Glenfield Hospital site, Groby Road, Leicester. May have the ability to travel to support satellite courses.

Hours: Up to 10 hours per week - can be more/less dependent on availability and the activities of the service.

Working with the Recovery College Operational Managers on a variety of tasks including; data inputting information from evaluation forms on to a spreadsheet, up-dating/maintaining a student database, filing, provision of general study/learning support to students as required and provision of support at satellite venues if/when required.


Patient Service User Engagement Volunteer

Location: Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital, Ashby Road, Hinckley, LE10 3DA

Hours:     Once a week on a Wednesday at the Hub Clinic for up to 4 hours               
                Once a month at the Volumetric Unit, day could be flexible, for up to 4 hours

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for volunteers to contribute to service improvement and quality impact, through access and evaluation of service user views. Working as part of a friendly, dynamic, innovative and “fun” team, you would work alongside health care professionals at Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital, and also at occasional local service user events, to gather feedback from service users.


Bread Club Volunteer

One session a month (which are normally 3-4hrs), regular sessions at various locations 

Bread baking is a great way to relax and be mindful. Teaching others how to bake a loaf is helpful and provides an opportunity for people to talk about how they are feeling. This can help people feel more comfortable with talking about mental health and well-being.


1. To attend and participate in a bread club training session

2. With support to plan and deliver bread club session in the community.

3. To provide a positive and enthusiastic approach to the role.

4. To support participants to engage fully in ongoing activities.

5. To disclose any concerns reported to or observed to an appropriate member of LPT staff


No formal qualifications or experience needed either in baking or leading sessions. An interest and enthusiasm to support others taking part in the bread club is required. Volunteers need to be willing to have conversations about mental health well-being.


General gardening in a specific area

Bradgate Unit -Glenfield hospital site and Agnes Unit - Anstey Lane, Leicester

Hours - variable; minimum 1 hour a week

To support the Adult Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Divisions inpatient services with general gardening both on the wards as well as the off ward garden spaces.

Tasks include:

• General weeding

• Light digging

• Replanting

• Removal of debris

• Sweeping slabs

• Disposal of rubbish – bags provided by hospital

Supporting our wards to develop their own ward garden spaces to become a more therapeutic and recovery focused area.


Safe Well Happy Volunteer

Various community areas starting with Charnwood at Soar Valley Leisure Centre in Mountsorrel

Hours are varied – each session is 2 hours

To support people with learning disabilities at community Safe, Well, Happy groups.

The groups are open to people with learning disabilities to socialise, take part in various activities including learning, getting active, volunteering and speak to someone for support with worries or issues.

Safe, well, happy can help people with learning disabilities be more independent, more connected to a social network and have a positive impact on health and well-being.

Tasks include:

• To support participants to engage fully in the activities.

• To provide a positive and enthusiastic approach to the role.

• To listen to people with learning disabilities and carers and signpost appropriately

• To plan and deliver an activity at the session (if you wish)

• To disclose any concerns reported to or observed to an appropriate member of LPT staff


Learning & Development Volunteer

Education and Training Centre (behind the NSPCC training centre), Beaumont Leys, Leicester
Monday – Friday, 8.15 – 9.30 am
Monday – Friday, 12.45 – 2.00 pm

Would you like to gain experience in a training environment, including developing customer care skills and knowledge of training and education courses.

We are looking for volunteers to provide a friendly welcome to our delegates and visitors when they are arriving to our sites.

To complement the existing reception function and support L&D offer to those visiting our sites for training, meeting or events.

Also supporting L&D staff in ensuring that the training rooms and AV equipment is set up.


Volunteer Guitar Teacher

Mett Centre, 20 Lee Street, Leicester LE1 3RF

Would you like the opportunity to combine your musical skills with a chance to support adults with long and enduring mental health problems? We need a musician interested in improving the well-being of others.

No formal qualifications needed, just the ability to support clients of varying abilities (from complete beginner to experienced player).

Empathy and a sensitive approach to those with enduring mental health problems

Sessions can be arranged to suit volunteer’s availability between 10-4 weekdays.


Volunteer support worker with ‘Smoothie’ Mental Health Service User Sound System

Stayfree Music Studios, Frog Island, Leicester

Thursdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm

To support the running of Smoothie, a collective of rappers, M.C.’s, poets, singers and mixers who write new material + covers, producing new performances, recordings and DVD’s.

General support of the group, support with performing, song writing, sound engineering, and playing music.

Opportunity to be involved with a wonderful sound system whilst supporting mental health service users with developing as musicians, song writers, and performers and to be involved with very successful, socially inclusive project, to develop new skills as a voluntary support worker, to meet mental health service users in a very positive way, and to develop your own musical and song writing skills.

You will be given a short induction + supported within the role. There may be opportunities to access professional training and mentoring outside of the group.


Volunteer support worker with The Fosse Music Collective

Fosse Community Centre - the band rehearses in the music studio at the community centre

Mondays 12.30 – 2.30pm 

Support us to run The Fosse Music Collective, a band of mental health service users who write new material and rehearse cover music for recordings and public performances.

This is an opportunity to be involved with a very successful, socially inclusive project, whilst developing new skills.

Support the group with sound engineering, playing music, and writing new material.


 – Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s charity

Raising Health supports Leicestershire Partnership Trust by generating income to support excellent care initiatives, equipment and innovations which go above and beyond core NHS provision to enhance the experience of our patients, service users and staff. We are looking for volunteers to support the work of the charity.

 Fundraising Event Volunteer

Various LPT locations - dependant on the task, locations throughout Leicester City, Leicestershire County & Rutland. Admin tasks would take place at Trust Head Quarters (Riverside House, Thurmaston, Leicester)

The timing of the events will vary. Many events will take place at weekends; however, we will also be looking for volunteers that can help out during the week and in the evenings.

 Role purpose: To support the smooth running of our events by working with staff and other volunteers, providing a friendly and helpful service to our supporters and members of the public. To help us maximise the opportunities to raise money and awareness for the Raising Health charity.

 Public Collections Volunteer

 Locations throughout Leicester City, Leicestershire County & Rutland.

Hours - as much or as little time as you have – this may be one hour or more. We would contact you when we have a collection organised and check if you are able to attend.

Role purpose: To take part in authorised collections at venues such as supermarkets and sporting venues, and to raise as much money as possible to support our work and to raise awareness of the charity and its appeals.


Arts and Crafts Fundraising Volunteers

We are holding a craft stall in early December to raise funds to equip, support and develop our volunteer workforce.

We are looking for volunteers to make items for the stall. This might include sewing, knitting or crocheted crafts as well as handmade cards, soap and candles for example.

Example of homemade crafts

If you enjoy making things at home and have the time to make and donate a crafted item we would be very grateful for your support. 

For further details please contact Annie on 0116 225 5447 or email 


Bradgate Unit, Glenfield hospital site

Recreation Room 

Thursdays - 0930-1200
To support an external charity that runs a volunteering session for patients. This will include talking to patients, helping them to achieve the packing task, counting, checking quality control and helping to maintain a friendly, inclusive welcoming atmosphere in line with the charity's values.


Ward Assistant volunteers

Main duties include supporting the ward housekeeper at meal times and conversing with patients

Areas available at the moment at various times:

Evington Centre

Rutland Memorial

Feilding Palmer hospital - Lutterworth


I want to be a volunteer

  • Write to us:
    Volunteering, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, LE4 8PQ 
  • Email us: 
  • Telephone us: 0116 229 4056

Please note that all new volunteers will need to attend a one day induction session at the NSPCC, Beaumont Leys, Leicester before they can start to volunteer.

Trust Membership

Have you thought about becoming a member of the Trust? Please click on the link below for further information.


Volunteering with the LPT should not be viewed as a work or educational placement.  Please email for more information on placements.

To volunteer for University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) please visit their website:


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