Do something amazing - for society and your Medical School application! Award-winning charity Kissing it Better (KiB) will facilitate your virtual volunteering experiences supporting older people. Alongside these, you'll get one year's access to companion modules and masterclasses, designed to make you a better applicant. The programme includes TMP MedSoc: application-boosting e-Learning throughout the year.
You bring to life the magical powers of human interaction and the difference we can all make in improving lives
On Kissing It Better
Regular virtual volunteering opportunities, reinforced by online learning to boost your application.
Volunteer regularly with Zoom sessions at care homes.
Crystallise your learning with 10 companion modules.
Join live masterclasses to develop your skills further.
Turbo-charge your application with a year of TMP MedSoc.
Showcase your experience in Personal Statement & interviews.
'I wanted to say a massive thank you for all of the amazing opportunities and support so far!'
2020 Student & Volunteer
Help End The Isolation Of Old Age
You’ll get the opportunity to support older, isolated people by joining supervised Zoom sessions in Care Homes. During these sessions, you’ll be able to interact with the residents and ask them questions or listen to them share their stories. You’ll see the positive impact of these sessions first-hand, and get plenty of inspiration for reflection when it comes to writing your Personal Statement.*
*Please note that all volunteering is unpaid. You will not be placed with a Doctor.
Volunteering Companion Sessions
You’ll also get access to 10 companion sessions that will help you crystallise and reflect on your experience to make you an even stronger Medicine Applicant! Sessions cover topics including:
On top of the remote volunteering opportunities and the companion modules, you’ll also be able to join Masterclasses to develop your skills further. Delivered by Kissing it Better, these will cover everything from tips on communicating with older, vulnerable people to how to make a meaningful connection over the phone, or how you can volunteer safely.
Get An Edge In Your Application
You’ll also get access to the 15 Doctor-delivered modules in TMP MedSoc, where you will:
Award-Winning Charity Partner
Your volunteering will be facilitated by Kissing It Better (KiB), an award-winning charity with a mission to tackle the isolation of old age. Since 2011, KiB has been taking young people into hospitals and care homes (in-person and now virtually). It has organised thousands of intergenerational projects across the UK and beyond. Their work is recognised by top educational and medical organisations. Now you can be part of it!
Recognised By Leading Institutions
KiB’s life-changing work has been recognised by:
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How does it work after I book?
You’ll get access to Online Modules and TMP MedSoc, which you can access on our website. You’ll be sent a link to register with KiB, who will be in touch about your volunteering experiences.
How can I be sure that the volunteering/work experience opportunities I gain from this initiative will count towards my Medical School application?
Leading Doctors and other health experts have spoken positively about KiB’s volunteering programme on national television. Leading health organisations, including the BMA and NHS England actively promote this on their websites.
Will I be paid for volunteering?
The idea is to help people and build your skillset. You will not be paid for volunteering.
Will I be placed with a Doctor?
This programme is based upon providing support to older generations. It does not involve placements with a Doctor.
Is it remote volunteering?
Yes – in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, this programme is delivered online. Volunteering involves online support. Any images of volunteers in contact with older people took place before lockdown.
How can I access meaningful volunteering/work experience placements without contravening COVID-19 restrictions
KiB’s ‘Volunteering from Home’ initiative, backed by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, offers ways to make a meaningful difference to patients and their relatives remotely.
What ages is this suitable for?
This Volunteering & Reflection programme is suitable for students in year 9 and above.
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