Volunteer porters

Volunteer porters play an important role in daily scheduled care operations. We have an established team of 30 volunteers to meet our scheduled crews and convey patients from our vehicles to their point of clinical care and return to the vehicles. 

Being a volunteer porter is an excellent way to meet new people and gain experience of working within an Ambulance Service and NHS environment before applying for permanent employment.  

The basic criteria you need to be considered are:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Be of a caring nature
  • Be of good character and able to provide two references
  • Undergo an enhanced DBS check
  • Undergo Occupational Health Clearance

We have opportunities to volunteer at:

Wansbeck Hospital

North Tyneside Hospital

The Freeman Hospital

Royal Victoria Infirmary

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Opportunities will be available at North Tees Hospital in due course. Register your interest using the application form below.

If you can spare four or more hours per week and are interested in this opportunity, please fill out our application form here.

For more information email porters@neas.nhs.uk

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Meet some of our volunteer porters

andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson from Whitley Bay, has been a volunteer porter since March 17 volunteering at the Freeman Hospital. Andy embraced the role of the volunteer porter and the purpose it was introduced, to assist the patients and make them feel at ease whilst at hospital. Andrew has contacted control several times to check on a patient’s transport. Andrew has received appreciations from patients and their escorts who have commented on how helpful, pleasant and cheerful Andrew is.

Peter Devlin

Peter Devlin, from North Shields volunteers for the Trust as a Porter. Previous to volunteering with the trust he worked for Remploy for 14 years and also volunteers for North Tyneside General Hospital in the RVS shop. He said, “I wanted to do some volunteering work to meet people and to help with my CV. I wanted to be a full time porter at my local hospital, it didn’t work out, but I got the opportunity to volunteer in a similar role. I find it very enjoyable and I get on very well with the other volunteers and hospital staff.”

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