Posted on: 31 May 2022

Volunteers Week (1-7 June 2022) is a time to celebrate the commitment, skills and care that our volunteers have shown over the past year, and beyond, to support our services.

During the last 12 months, volunteers have played a vital role at CNWL helping us to continue to deliver the best possible care to patients. Volunteers have supported the wards and service lines, in community services and more recently offering digital support.

“Volunteers have demonstrated that they are key to help us deliver higher quality services to our service users, their carers and families, as well as supporting our staff wellbeing. We thank you today and every day.”

Nuria De Miguel, Volunteer Services Manager

CNWL has over 167 Volunteers, some of them are now staff members, in 40 roles and teams who generously give their time and skills to our staff, patients and carers.

There are many reasons why people decide to volunteer for the NHS. Some simply wanted to help the NHS through a challenging time during Covid – others joined recently, during the recovery phase. 

image-20220608154757-1.jpegGiorgia [pictured right], a volunteer for CNWL's Check in & Chat service, describes how important it felt to volunteer when the NHS was under such extreme pressure during lockdown, saying: “Being a volunteer meant that I was offering something that is not required nor an obligation. 2020 was undoubtedly a tough year for us all, but I think volunteering has helped me realise how badly some people have been affected.” 

She continues: “It does not matter if you come with no experience; be enthusiastic, take part, do as much as you can and be inquisitive.”

CNWL has sent a thank you card and ‘seeds of gratitude’ to each volunteer, to show our thanks and appreciation for you!


Download the card (opens PDF).

The card includes a message from our Chief Executive, Claire Murdoch and Volunteer Services Manager, Nuria:

“To mark Volunteers’ Week we’re sending you these ‘seeds of gratitude’ with our thanks. We hope you will see them grow and bloom, just as you have! By volunteering you are seeding the ground with every word you speak and action you take. You’re making a real difference to patients, carers and staff at CNWL.”

A big thank you to all CNWL volunteers and those who support them in their roles!

We will be celebrating the work of our volunteers throughout the week. Follow us at @CNWLNHS.

For further information, and other ways to get involved, please contact:

CNWL needs you – become a volunteer today

Volunteering is something that’s open to everybody, irrespective of age, ethnicity and gender. There are such a wide range of opportunities available in the NHS that you’re sure to find a role that can utilise your qualities and skills.

You can find out more about volunteering at CNWL on our webpage here

You can also come along to our next Volunteer Open Day at St Pancras Hospital to find out more about the work our volunteers do and the roles you can be involved with. Find more information here.