Call for 750,000 NHS Volunteers
UPDATE – As of 29th March there is a temporary pause on recruitment whilst the initial 750,000 volunteers are processed, Click here to keep up to date on the application process
Following the Government announcement on 24th March the nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield themselves from Coronavirus because of underlying health conditions.
Members of the public can sign up quickly and easily at goodsamapp.org/NHS to become NHS Volunteer Responders, and can be called on to do simple but vital tasks such as:
Delivering medicines from pharmacies;
Driving patients to appointments;
Bringing them home from hospital;
Or making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home.
NHS Volunteer Responders is not intended to replace local groups helping their vulnerable neighbours but is an additional service provided by the NHS.
UPDATE: Due to the phenomenal response from the public, the government have increased the number of NHS volunteers they are hoping to recruit from 250,000 to 750,000
More details about the roles and how to sign up can be found here: