Prosthetics Service Volunteer

Livewell Southwest

Name: Prosthetics Service Volunteer
Organisation: Livewell Southwest
Location: Thornberry Centre, 1 Brest Way, Derriford Business Park, Derriford, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 5XW
Type: Part Time
This voluntary role will be for one day a week (excluding Fridays). You could choose to do a morning and and afternoon on separate days, or you could commit to a full day, once a week.


Livewell Southwest is looking for an enthusiastic, new volunteer within the Prosthetics Service at the Thornberry Centre, Derriford. This voluntary role will be for one day a week (excluding Fridays), providing assistance to the clinical areas.

Your main tasks will include, updating the patient records. You will also be asked to support the clinicians by contacting patients who are due to attend clinic during the week. Moreover, a crucial part of the volunteer role would be to assist patients with completing patient surveys, and inputting the data onto the correct system.

Whilst this is a fantastic opportunity to gain skills and practical experience within a unique service and a professional environment, it is also a great way to improve the experience of people who use our services.

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Organisation Description

Livewell Southwest is an independent social enterprise, providing integrated Health & Social Care for people in Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for those living in Devon and Cornwall.

Livewell Southwest is at the forefront of integrating health and social care. What this means is that we are starting to deliver care for people in new ways that are more efficient, with professionals who would have previously worked in individual teams now working together. This new way of working helps us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place, at the right time.

Our vision at Livewell Southwest is to help the local population to be physically and mentally well, to get better when they are ill and to remain as independent as they can to the end of their lives. In essence, our vision is to support people to be safe, well, and at home.


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Cause / Interests

  • Disability
  • Health and Hospital and Hospices

Types of Activity

  • Administration
  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Befriending and Buddying
  • Computers, Technology and Website Design
  • General and Helping

Skills and Qualifications


Minimal IT skills.

Good interpersonal skills.

Good team player.


• Opportunity to volunteer in a large social enterprise
• Improve the experience of people who use our services and their families
• Experience a professional environment
• Gain skills and practical experience within a forward thinking organisation delivering a unique range of services
• Opportunity to be recognised for your contribution

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: You are able to claim travel expenses, on production of receipts.
Restrictions: NA
Induction: You will be provided with an induction to the organisation.
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: We will provide relevant training, support and information for you to carry out your volunteering role.
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form