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Volunteering & work experience

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust recognises its role as a major local employer and encourages the opportunity of providing appropriate work experience, employability and voluntary service placements.


We have been blown away by the amount of offers we have had from people in our communities to volunteer here at CHFT.

Due to Covid-19 we are looking into each volunteer and their role at the Trust individually to ensure the safety of all our fabulous volunteers and our colleagues.

If you are interested in volunteering, feel free to get in touch, but we'd ask you to be patient as the process is taking longer than usual due to additional health assessment checks. Thank-you!

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Work experience provides you with an insight into a certain area within our Trust, for example Adult Nursing.  Placements would be anything from a half day to a maximum of 30 hours taken in five consecutive days or a day per week over consecutive weeks. 

All applications for work experience must be made through your 6th form / College.

Placements need to be requested at least two months in advance of the date required and will be arranged centrally between the Work Experience Team and your College / 6th Form careers team.

To qualify for work experience at CHFT you must:

o    Be in year 12 or 13

o    Study within the Calderdale or Huddersfield area

For an application form please speak to your careers team.

For more information please contact stating ‘Work Experience’ in the subject line or phone us on 01484 343439

How to know which is right for you, volunteering or work experience? This information might help:

Q. Do you need to visit a department for your college work or University entrance?

A. Work experience

Q. Do you have a regular allocation of time to donate for 12 months of more?

A. Volunteering

Q. Do you want to find out what a job is like or how the hospital/NHS works?

A. Work Experience

Q. Do you want to share your time?  Have you experienced some kindness that you would like to give back?

A. Volunteering