A vital part of your application to medical school and an area that demonstrates your commitment to the profession. Volunteering is a great way to develop skills and learn more about Medicine, Health and Social Care.
Volunteering placements are much easier to find than work experience ones and you can make a real impact for staff and patients.
Where can I Volunteer?
- Hospital Wards
- Hospital Café
- Hospital Tea Trolley Service
- Care Home
- Befriending Schemes
- After-School Clubs
- Community organisations
These are just some of the places where you can volunteer. You can often contact your local Hospital team and enquire about opportunities. It is advisable that you regularly volunteer over a long term placement. For example starting after your GCSEs and carrying on until Year 13. This shows that you are dedicated and committed to pursuing a medical profession.
Keep a reflective log during your volunteering and consider writing a blog. Find out more here.
Do you need help organising volunteering in your area? Contact us and we will try our best to put you in touch with the right person in our network.