WINNER: Promoting youth volunteering in the NHS: DAC Beachcroft

The importance of volunteers in helping the NHS is being increasingly recognised and many trusts are looking to recruit more. But with limited resources available through inhouse volunteer teams, taking on more volunteers – especially young ones – is challenging.

DAC Beachcroft worked with three trusts willing to take on schoolchildren as volunteers, helping with the administration, training and, on occasion, providing legal advice around procedures; it worked closely with national volunteering charity Helpforce, which features in the NHS’s long-term plan. This scheme has led to other initiatives, including staff from the firm volunteering in an ambulatory care unit to provide “soft support” to patients and families.


  • Claims Management Service: Capsticks
  • Making Safeguarding Core Business across the NHS: Bond Solon, Knowledgepool and NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • The Regularisation Project with Community Health Partnerships: Capsticks
  • Transforming patient consent: Hill Dickinson and Alder Hey Children’s FT

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