"Befriending has been extremely valuable for me personally, enabling me to develop communication skills and to re-affirm my confidence when meeting new people."
"As an aspiring medic, and currently in Year 12, I felt it would be a great opportunity to gain knowledge and experience of being in hospital, during an unimaginably difficult time for young patients."
"Volunteering at the hospital has greatly improved my confidence and communication skills and I have absolutely adored my time at Watford so far."
"I heard about the response volunteer role and I decided I would love to get involved and do what I could to help the NHS during the pandemic."
"I started volunteering as I wanted to feel that I was doing something to help my local community."
"As a sixth former who intends to study medicine at University, I saw this as the perfect opportunity to experience a hospital working environment."
"I’m so pleased to have volunteered and when life returns to ‘normal’, I’ll continue at Watford hospital; it now holds a special place in my heart."
"Being part of the volunteer team is an honour … and whatever the task, being part of the hospital leaves me with a sense of achievement and satisfaction."
"I started volunteering because I wanted to see if a career in health and social care was for me."
"Volunteering has taught me so much about hospitals, humanity and hope; I believe it will be an experience I will carry with me for the rest of my life."