Anita Butterworth: Volunteer Services Manager, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

When did you start in the NHS?

February 2000.

Why did you choose to work in the NHS?

I was looking to change my career and I was attracted to the variety of roles available within in the NHS.

Describe what you do in 100 words

I manage and nurture a large diverse volunteer scheme within a busy hospital. My role¬†involves assessing and meeting the organisation’s needs through the recruitment, placement and retention of¬†our volunteers.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I love that every day my role can bring a new challenge, a new idea or a new person to our door.

How would you describe the NHS in one word?

Honoured.

What would you say to anyone who was thinking about volunteering in health and care?

I would definitely say try it out first by volunteering for your local hospital!

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