There are many ways you can help the fight against coronavirus, with volunteers especially important to assist the NHS and patients throughout the pandemic.
If you would like to volunteer to help the NHS during the Covid vaccination programme, you can apply here.
You can also sign up to join the NHS Volunteer Responders here on the GoodSAM app.
You can volunteer for a number of different roles, including:
Community Response Volunteer:
This role involves collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating, and delivering these supplies to their home. A DBS is not required for this role.
Community Response PLUS volunteer:
This role provides the same type of support as the standard role, however, it supports individuals who have been identified by referrers as living with a significant vulnerability. An enhanced DBS check with barred list is required for this role.
Check-in and Chat volunteer:
This role provides short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation. A DBS is not required for this role.
Check-in and Chat PLUS volunteer:
This role provides a regular check-in by telephone support to the same individual for a duration of 10 weeks, with 3 calls taking place each week. An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.
NHS Transport volunteer:
This role involves transporting equipment, supplies and/or medication between NHS services and sites, it may also involve assisting pharmacies with medication delivery. A DBS is not required for this role.
Patient Transport volunteer:
This role supports the NHS by providing transport to patients who are medically fit for discharge or to transport patients to medical appointments. An enhanced DBS check with barred list is required for this role.