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Welcome to Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals and thank you for your interest in volunteering.

We value our volunteers highly and greatly appreciate the work you do for us.

As a volunteer, you will become part of a team dedicated to helping support our efforts to provide a high quality healthcare and patient service user experience. It is also a great opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills or enhance existing ones.

Whatever time you can spare will be a great help. From administration to portering to helping as a mealtime support volunteer, every role is equally valuable.

On these pages, you can find out more about the services we provide and how you can join us.

If you have any questions about volunteering or wish to enquire about the kind of roles on offer, please contact Voluntary Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Join our award winning team

Our volunteers were proud to be awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2012.



Volunteers have been operating at the hospitals from 1966

Ashford Hospital Hostesses were (known as ‘Shrimps’ – because of their pink uniforms)


A group of volunteers enjoying tea and cake at their tea party.

As part of Volunteers’ Week, volunteers at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals came together to enjoy a special tea party, organised by the Trust as a thank-you for their hard work and dedication ... read more


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New breast care app launched for patients

On Friday 21st October, members of the hospital’s breast care team joined patients and special guest, journalist and broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire, at Ashford Hospital, to launch a new and innvoative mobile app for breast care patients.


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Hospital restaurant awarded gold standard for range of healthy choices

The Just Dine restaurant at St. Peter’s Hospital has been given a Gold Standard ‘Eat Out Eat Well’ award by Trading Standards. OCS Catering Manager, Duncan Spring, who oversees catering facilities at the Trust, applied to be inspected by the local environmental health team and was delighted to find out that the restaurant is one of only two establishments in Surrey rated as Gold.


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Local hospitals join forces to lead development of the UK’s first theatre prompt cards

When airlines pilots experience a mid-air emergency they have an onboard checklist to ensure that key safety steps are not missed. However, when the unexpected occurs in the operating theatre, medical teams have historically not had a document they can refer to.

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A Fabulous Week

This week we’ve had a number of events taking place that build on our Be the change programme and approach to quality improvement ... read the full message