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Volunteers play an important role in our Trust, by providing a much needed helping hand to people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and/or autism.

We recruit people from a wide range of backgrounds, for a variety of rewarding opportunities (although recruitment is currently on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic).

Benefits of volunteering

Not only do the people using our services benefit from the contribution our volunteers make, but you can also benefit from the experience.

By giving up your time to lend a helping hand and supporting the work of our clinical professionals, you in return will get the satisfaction of time and effort well spent.

In addition, volunteering can be a great way to:

  • meet new people
  • learn new skills
  • gain useful experience
  • give something back

Who can volunteer

Volunteers come from all walks of life. They bring a wide variety of skills to our Trust and no previous experience of healthcare is necessary. Volunteering provides a worthwhile activity which we greatly value as does everyone you assist.

The minimum age is 18 and there is no upper limit.

Volunteer feedback

"Volunteering for LPFT over the last three years has supported my recovery in a number of ways, but above all by providing an environment to grow in confidence and feel valued as an individual with lived experience.

"I most enjoy being on interview panels and having an active say in who works for the Trust and have built relationships with amazing people throughout the service and beyond."

"Being a volunteer for LPFT has helped me massively in my recovery through a very difficult time for me in my life. 

"I highly recommend being an LPFT volunteer to help yourself and give back to the community."

"Volunteering for the Trust has helped build my confidence and empower me. It’s also given me a chance to build up my CV."

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­"Volunteering for LPFT brings unique elements into my life, using my skills in interviewing and contributing with my lived experience of mental ill health to teach in the Lincolnshire Recovery College. Volunteers are the oil that keep the cogs turning smoothly in the NHS!"

Useful contacts

Volunteer Services
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
The Gatehouse
St George's
Long Leys Road
Lincoln  LN1 1EJ

Telephone: 01522 518500

Email Jacky, Volunteer Co-ordinator: lpft.VolunteerServices@nhs.net

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Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer recruitment is currently on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We are accepting applications (via email where possible please) from prospective volunteers and taking up references in preparation for when things change.

We will update the information on this page as restrictions due to Coronavirus develop. If you would like more information about volunteering or sending an application, please contact the Volunteer Service using the details above.

We really appreciate your interest in becoming a volunteer with LPFT and look forward to welcoming you when it is safe to do so.

A copy of the volunteer application cover letter can be found here. 

A copy of the volunteer application form can be found here. 

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