Make a difference
Support local people
Show you care
If you’re interested in taking part in a collection day, helping out at Fundraising events or getting involved in a fundraising group, then please contact the Fundraising Support Team. We’d love to hear from you!
If you’d prefer to volunteer to support patients directly, why don’t you become a Robin? Donations through Awyr Las keep the important Robins Ward Volunteers scheme going.
With us, you can make a real difference to patients in North Wales through organising a collection or fundraising event in aid of the Robins, or you could become a Robin yourself.
Meet new people, make new friends,
learn new skills and put existing
ones to good use – with the Robins.
“Do you fancy a new challenge? Do you want to help patients and their families in your area? If so, why not become a Robin and help patients in our acute and community hospitals? We are always looking for people to come and join our Robin Ward Volunteer Team.
Through becoming a Robin you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, learn new skills and put existing ones to good use. The Robins are a
fun and dedicated team of volunteers that makes a difference to people’s lives
Freda Davies likes to give
back through being a Robin.
“I have been retired for 12 years and have been volunteering ever since.
I feel volunteering is a worthwhile thing to do and I personally get a lot
of satisfaction out of it.
In 1982 I had breast cancer and I feel as though it is my way of giving
Provide a reassuring presence
with the Robins.
“Robins have role descriptions so you will know exactly how you’ll be
making a difference.
Your role may include: spending time chatting to patients; preparing drinks; providing a reading and writing service for patients; assisting patients and their families on the maternity and children’s wards; reassuring and assisting patients in Accident & Emergency; spending time with day-visitors doing quizzes, craft activities and word games; or providing a reassuring presence, hand-holding in our eye theatre whilst patients undergo procedures under local anaesthetic.”
Glenys Jones, a patient on
Ward 8 in Ysbyty Glan
Clwyd loves the Robins.
“The Robins are brilliant, without them we’d be lost. Their support is superb.
I’ve been coming here for 28 years”
Meet new people –
with the Robins.
“The Robins Ward Volunteers scheme was awarded best UK Befriending Project 2010 by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation as part of their Supporting Life’s Journeys Campaign. The Robins received their award from the TV celebrity Esther Rantzen.
We’d love to hear from anyone over 17 years with a few hours to spare each week. We’d be delighted to hear from you if you have a friendly nature, a willingness to help others, good communication skills and a non-judgmental outlook.
We support on-going training and support and Robins are also invited to frequent volunteer get-togethers and social events.”
loves being a Robin.
“I have been volunteering for 5 years. I enjoy everything about it,
everyone is so friendly.”
Pat Coulson says being
a Robin makes her day.
“I enjoy helping and talking to everyone, it makes my day.”
Kate Jarvis has had some
interesting experiences as a Robin.
“My mum works in the hospital A&E so I come along with her and volunteer as a Robin. You meet some wonderful people along the way.
I’ve even experienced a mother going into labour on her way to the labour ward.
It was an interesting experience to be involved with, especially ensuring they made it to the ward!”
Janet Jones thinks
being a Robin is a
“I have been volunteering for 4 years as a Robin to meet and help patients.
It is nice to get out and about when you are retired and to meet other volunteers along the way.
I enjoy volunteering as we have a good old laugh together as well.”
Dinah Fidler likes
keeping people company
in her role as a Robin.
“The best parts of being a volunteer Robin is meeting people and helping
people and patients within the hospital so they can confidently find the
Sometimes elderly patients appreciate us taking them to the department and
if necessary we will stay with them to keep them company.”