Government and NHS open opportunities to volunteer

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Government and NHS open opportunities to volunteer

During the Coronavirus crisis, the Government has offered people the opportunity to support the NHS by volunteering for a variety of roles.

The NHS is looking to recruit: 

Community Response volunteers

This role involves collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating, and delivering these supplies to their home.

Patient Transport volunteers

This role supports the NHS by providing transport to patients who are medically fit for discharge, and ensuring they are settled safely back into their home.

NHS Transport volunteers

This role involves transporting equipment, supplies and/or medication between NHS services and sites. 

Check in and Chat volunteers

This role provides short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a result of self-isolation.

You can sign up as a volunteer through the website:

Volunteers must be 18 or over, and fit and well with no coronavirus symptoms. Those in higher-risk groups (including those over 70, those who are pregnant or with underlying medical conditions) will be able to offer support by telephone. Patient transport driver volunteers will also require an enhanced DBS check. 

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