Volunteer placements at a local hospital


  • 10 students
  • 16 years old
  • 12 months

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) offers a small number of placements for local students where they undertake a range of activities predominately in the wards as ward support and meal time buddies. The placement lasts through the whole academic year and is tailored to the student's interests, with some students taking on roles within the Teaching Centre and Histopathology lab.

Run by: RNOH Volunteer Services

External involvement: Placements organised through the RNOH’s volunteer coordinator

Other attributes developed: Independent thinking, working with adults

Reflection: Students are encouraged to include learning from their placement within CVs and UCAS applications

Opportunities to link to career-related learning: Gatsby Benchmark 5 and 6 – Encounters with employers and employees, and experiences of workplaces

Links to curriculum: Placements can also form part of Health and Social Care courses