See a list of current volunteer roles, with details about how to apply.
If there is nothing suitable at the moment, you can still contact us to discuss future opportunities. Or, if you have a particular professional skill or talent and time to commit, we’d love to hear from you.
Because we need you to!
- Volunteering gets you out and about, meeting new people and taking part in your local community
- Volunteering is a great way to have fun and make friends
- Volunteering puts you in touch with people who share similar experiences and helps you to meet other people with heart conditions
- Through volunteering you can make a valued contribution to The Somerville Foundation
- It can be easy to volunteer. There’s an approach to suit every lifestyle and schedule.
Your help makes an incredible difference to people’s lives.
Investing in Volunteers.
At The Somerville Foundation, we have achieved Investing in Volunteers’ status.
The UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management, this shows volunteers – and potential volunteers – how much they are valued.
It also demonstrates our ability to provide an outstanding volunteer experience.
How can you help us?
With your help, we’ve helped fund new and improved treatments for congenital heart disease. we opened the UK’s first dedicated Congenital Heart Research Centre. we’ve organised receptions at the House of Lords and House of Commons, a film première, concerts, parachute jumps, marathon runs, annual sponsored walks and masquerade balls. we ensure that adult CHD patients enjoy access to every opportunity, are free from discrimination, and are fully supported throughout their lives. we’ve staged annual conferences, regional patient information days and workshops throughout the UK. we’ve published a range of leaflets for CHD patients on a wide-range of topics. we’ve launched a Freephone patient helpline to provide practical advice, a listening ear, and emotional reassurance at times of stress. we’ve created online networks where congenital heart patients can connect with each other. we successfully applied for a Comic Relief grant to help develop mental health support services. we’ve contributed to adult congenital heart disease nurse training days and taken part in various study days and conferences for medical and health professionals. we’ve established a benevolent fund for members who are in financial hardship. we’ve organised residential weekends and outward bound holidays for teenagers and adults, providing congenital heart patients with the opportunity to meet and gain support from each other.