How to volunteer at Hospitalfield

Further information, how to get involved and sign up to volunteer.

About & How To Apply

Volunteering with us is an opportunity to get to know Hospitalfield, learn or develop a skill, and meet a range of people from other volunteers, to visitors, to artists and creative practitioners. Volunteers are involved in all aspects of our work, events and projects as a vital part of our activity. We welcome people from all walks of life to get involved, and encourage people from our neighboring communities to take part.

If you would like to become a volunteer at Hospitalfield, please fill out this online form and we will be in touch.

Questions and inquiries: / 01241 656124

What we look for in a volunteer

Hospitalfield welcomes volunteers from all walks of life, sometimes offering opportunities for people with specific skill-sets or to those wishing to develop an interest. Above all we are looking for people who are:

  • interested in Hospitalfield and what we do,
  • keen to contribute and be part of a volunteer cohort,
  • enthusiastic and willing to give things a try.

Our volunteer programme is aimed at people living locally to Hospitalfield or nearby in Angus, Dundee, Tayside and the East Coast of Scotland.

There is no set requirement for volunteers’ time commitment. This ranges from a few hours at seasonal events or a dedicated day per week.  In addition, we would ask new volunteers to make time for an induction (approx. 30 – 45 minutes) to find out more about us and look around the house. We encourage volunteers to attend meetings and briefings arranged in advance of key events and activities, and require volunteers to take part in essential training associated with the area of activity they will be involved in.

In alignment with our Equalities policy, Hospitalfield recognises the great benefits in having diverse volunteers with different backgrounds and lived experiences. We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion or belief. In recognition and reflection of this, we would like new volunteers to bring diverse perspectives to the organisation so particularly invite those who are underrepresented in the arts and charity sectors to get in touch to organise a taster session.

Volunteer Testimonials

“Hospitalfield is an asset to Arbroath and as such deserves to be looked after and cherished. Volunteering enables me to play my part.”

“Being able to come to Hospitalfield is a great benefit to me as it expands my knowledge of gardening, it’s also occupies my time and energy, which I have a lot of. Without the help I have had at Hospitalfield, I would not be where I am today.”

“I feel that volunteering is an incredibly positive reciprocal relationship – by giving my time and helping Hospitalfield I in return get the opportunity to get involved in a unique place, doing unique things. It’s great experience in the arts sector and I feel like I’m making a contribution to keeping it going.”

“When I came to Hospitalfield I was at an all-time low. After being off work for over three years, I lacked confidence and hope. The volunteering I am doing has transformed me. Not only am I helping to conserve their collection, Hospitalfield has helped me regain confidence.”

Hospitalfield Volunteer Handbook & Policy

Information for new volunteers or those wishing to find out more:

Hospitalfield Volunteer Handbook

Hospitalfield Volunteer Policy