Welcome to the Volunteer to Career (VtC) program, where we're excited to introduce you to a unique opportunity to kick-start your healthcare career through volunteering with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL).

As well as giving you the satisfaction of making a meaningful impact on the lives of others, volunteering at CNWL can open the door to a fulfilling career within the NHS and Health and Social Care sector.

Our VtC program is specifically designed to support and guide you through a streamlined process that provides the right resources to turn your volunteer experience into a healthcare career.

As a volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and skills in a healthcare setting, and to be mentored and guided by experienced professionals in the field. You'll also have access to entry-level job opportunities and training programs, as well as career guidance and advice. By joining the VtC program, you'll have a clear career pathway to employment within the NHS.

We understand that transitioning from volunteer to employee can be daunting, which is why we're dedicated to providing you with the necessary tools and guidance to make your journey as smooth as possible. You will have support from experienced professionals who will help you navigate the process, answer your questions, and provide feedback.

Check out our frequently asked questions page for more information. 

If you're ready to make a difference in the lives of others while starting your journey towards a fulfilling career in the NHS, visit our Volunteer Recruitment website or contact us cnwl.vtc@nhs.net for more information. We offer flexible scheduling and various locations, which means you can volunteer around your own schedule and interests.

We are excited to work with you and help you achieve your career aspirations in healthcare. Join us now and be part of a community of motivated and passionate individuals who are making a real difference in the world. With the VtC program, you will have the opportunity to gain the experience, knowledge, and connections you need to succeed in the healthcare industry.

As the Volunteer to Career Coordinator Lead at CNWL, I am a testament to the fact that volunteering can lead to incredible careers and that dreams can become a reality. My journey began as a service user, but through the power of volunteering, I was able to turn my passions into a thriving career. And now, I'm eager to pay it forward and help others do the same.Rania.Adams.png

With my unique blend of personal and professional experience, I'm here to guide and support each and every one of you on your journey from volunteerism to career success. My goal is to bridge the gap between giving back and career growth, ensuring your volunteer experiences shine on your CV.

When I'm not helping others, you can find me hiking in the great outdoors, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, or lost in a good fiction book. Watching Disney films is one of my favourite hobbies, as I never get bored of the timeless stories and memorable characters. I also love to stay active and find peace through yoga, and I cherish the time I get to spend with my family and friends. Whether it's scaling mountains, trying new recipes, or getting lost in a good book, I'm always looking for new adventures and opportunities to learn and grow. So, let's join forces and create a bright and fulfilling future together!

Click here to hear about how Rania's experience with her own mental health led her to her current role. 

Volunteer to Career stories

Bhagy - Danube Ward.jpgEmbarking on a remarkable journey from volunteer to healthcare career. 

Bhagy, found in the Volunteer to Career (VtC) programme a gateway to possibilities.

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Nicola.jpgEmpowering Healthcare transformation at St Charles Mental Health Hospital: The Collaborative Impact of CNWL’s Volunteer to Career Programme

Nicola Jhumat, the Assistant Director for KCW Urgent Care at St Charles Mental Health Centre writes about the collaborative work she has done with CNWL’s Volunteer to Career (VtC) programme.

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Tim.pngFrom Care Support volunteer to Support Worker - Tim's inspiring journey

At the heart of St. Charles' Mental Health Centre's success stories is Tim's inspiring journey.

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