- Sample letter for a volunteer nurse
Here is a link to a sample letter of a nurses application:
Although this is an application for a full time job, your application to volunteer should be similar. Zimbio also has a selection of five cover letters for nurses' applications. You can use these as a template and tweak them to be suitable for volunteering rather than a formal job application.
- Who to address your letter to
The first thing you need to find out is who you should address your letter to. Contact the establishment where you would like to volunteer, either by phone or in person, and inquire who is responsible for taking on volunteers. This means that you can send you application directly to the person who needs to see it and there is no chance it will get lost when being passed from person to person.
- Key skills
In your letter you need to highlight all your key skills that will make you suitable for volunteering as a nurse. You may be calm and patient and enjoy caring for others. You will need to be organized and efficient, able to work under pressure and able to deal with stressful situations while staying emotionally strong.
- Why do you want to be a voluntary nurse?
For some people it will be necessary as part of their training to become a nurse. Whatever the reason you wish to volunteer, highlight that you are doing it to further you knowledge regarding nursing and develop yourself as a carer.