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Are you a friendly person who can offer support to patients and visitors of Benenden Hospital?

Are you a friendly person who can offer support to patients and visitors of Benenden Hospital?

Volunteering with us

Our established volunteer team make a valuable contribution to Benenden hospital and have a positive impact on everyday business. By volunteering, you will help patients during their hospital experience, make amazing friends along the way and you can also apply to progress onto Flexi-Bank or other job roles within the hospital.

About Benenden Hospital

The Benenden family

Our team is, by nature, inherently caring. We have an active calendar and you can also enjoy free tea and coffee and enjoy subsidised rates in our café. We also have a relaxing sensory garden on our hospital site which is regularly used by patients and staff.

Care Quality Commission (CQC) Outstanding

We are a CQC Outstanding private hospital. Our new hospital is a modern, healing space, designed to make our patients feel better.

Clinical excellence

We hold ourselves to the highest standards, with a 0% MRSA infection rate, and a rigorous approach to infection control. We're proud to be a centre of clinical excellence in several of our specialist services.

The roles available

Volunteer roles are varied and rewarding. As well as the support they provide to the hospital our volunteers will be given the opportunity to build on their existing experience and knowledge or develop new skills.

Volunteers can provide support in the following positions:

  • Administrator
  • Receptionist
  • Clinical Support
  • Catering Assistant
  • Meet and Greet
  • Porter
  • Grounds person
  • Housekeeper

How to apply

To apply for any of these volunteering opportunities please complete our application form below and send to Claire, Resourcing Officer, at or

Benenden Hospital Volunteer Programme application form

Once we've received your application, we'll contact you to arrange to meet and discuss your aspirations.

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and once you have decided where you would like to volunteer, we will ask you to complete a health questionnaire. This is confidential and will only be viewed by our occupational health team.

We will also follow up on the references that you have supplied, and we will apply for a DBS check, the cost of which will be borne by the hospital. All our volunteer opportunities are subject to a satisfactory Standard or Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, evidence of an applicant’s Right to Work in the UK and acceptable reference checks.

Once your satisfactory checks are received, Claire will contact you again to arrange for you to come into the hospital for an induction and to discuss any training you require.