Volunteer for the NHS

Supported by the Pears #iwill fund, young volunteers from SLaM, Chelsea and Westminster, UCL Hospital Trust and Imperial worked with an animator to create this video showing the impact youth volunteering within the NHS can have.

Here’s how they went about creating the video:

“We commissioned an animator to work with us on the film we’re going to show. During the February half term, 12 volunteers from the 4 Trust’s joined us for a workshop with the animator. This allowed Volunteer Coordinators to take a step back and ensure the messaging came from the volunteers themselves – what they wanted people to know. Four young volunteers also contributed to the video by recording voice overs – which they managed by recording on their phones under duvets in their homes to manage it during lockdown! We’re really proud of the final product, and hope it will encourage more leaders in education and health sectors to buy in to NHS youth volunteering.”

Find out how you can help by contacting your local NHS trust! You can find a list of NHS hospitals with dedicated young volunteer programmes here.