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Case Study: Working together to make a difference

2019-10-18T12:18:15+01:00

Prince's Trust bring hospital garden back to life Dorset Community Hospital write about the partnerships they've created that have enabled young people from their local college to make a difference, learn about careers in health and do their bit for nature. Sorting out the flower beds and bringing them back to life. Posing with the frog bought with money raised from the sponsored Kayakathon. "The group has forged a solid partnership with both teams and individuals within Dorset County Hospital such as the Macmillan Cancer Team who have visited Weymouth [...]

Case Study: Working together to make a difference2019-10-18T12:18:15+01:00

Youth Voice: The Big Hospital Experiment

2019-10-15T20:41:21+01:00

The BBC’s Big Hospital Experiment has revealed the grit and determination of young people who want to support the NHS and make a positive contribution to society. Gabrielle Matthews, 2018 #iwill Ambassador writes: #iwill Ambassador, Gabrielle Matthews "The reactions of others to their efforts have chimed with my expectations - with patients and staff underestimating their true potential - but what they have achieved is both heartening and surprising." Young volunteers at University Hospitals Nottingham BBC 2’s Big Hospital Experiment, which aired throughout September, followed [...]

Youth Voice: The Big Hospital Experiment2019-10-15T20:41:21+01:00

Case Study: Intergenerational Volunteering

2019-10-07T13:50:26+01:00

Young volunteer, Tessa, 16 volunteers to support older patients at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary This is the story of Tessa Yau, who volunteers with the Royal Voluntary Service as an on-ward volunteer, recognising both the benefit her action brings to the patients she's working with as well as herself. Young volunteer, Jyoti with an older patient at Nottingham University Hospital. "I think it is so important for people to volunteer to help the NHS, as without realising it, we play a key role, alongside paid hospital staff, and make a valuable contribution [...]

Case Study: Intergenerational Volunteering2019-10-07T13:50:26+01:00

Case Study: Nottingham Hospital’s Summer School

2019-09-18T09:46:32+01:00

Nottingham University Hospital: Youth Volunteering Summer School Youth Volunteering Manager at Nottingham University Hospitals, Liz Charalambous reflects why they worked with young people to create their summer school, supported by the Pears #iwill Fund. "My favourite thing about volunteering is that I get the opportunity to make patients feel at ease at a time that is incredibly scary and anxious" "We ensured that the enigmatic and often elusive ‘sweet spot’ of benefits to all could be achieved as everyone stood to gain from the project." [...]

Case Study: Nottingham Hospital’s Summer School2019-09-18T09:46:32+01:00

Youth Volunteering at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

2019-09-16T14:06:58+01:00

"Educators need to have more confidence in volunteering opportunities" CW+, the charity at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital reflect on their visit from the #iwill Fund Leadership Board and the opportunities and challenges of working with schools and colleges to promote youth social action. "Work experience by nature can be passive, whereas volunteering is a dynamic and live role affording volunteers the opportunity to build interpersonal skills and confidence." Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and our charity CW+ were delighted to welcome the #iwill Fund Leadership board for a [...]

Youth Volunteering at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital2019-09-16T14:06:58+01:00