Volunteer to career

Health Education England (HEE) has awarded funding worth £700,000 to 28 health and care organisations as part of its “Volunteer to Career” programme.  The programme, set up by the charity Helpforce, helps volunteers who want to work in the NHS to progress into a health and care career.  Under the initiative, the organisations will have £25,000 each to offer volunteers a clear pathway to develop their skills relating to specific roles.  “We need to make sure that those who want to come and work in the NHS have the opportunity to do so,” said HEE deputy CEO Mark Radford. “I’m delighted we are making this money available to help those who use their time to volunteer into the health and care career they want. It is good for the individual volunteer, good for services and good for patients.”