Volunteering & Coronavirus – How Can You Help?

Posted 8 Apr 2020

Here’s how you can volunteer to help and support others during the coronavirus pandemic, whilst opening yourself up to new experiences and skills that may also impress a future employer.

Local volunteering opportunities

As donations are down, many charities are on the brink of collapse, so are keen to attract new volunteers. Here are a few ways you could help:

Volunteering for the NHS

You can sign up to NHS Volunteer Responders to support the 1.5m people in England at most risk from the virus. This may be helping with tasks such as: delivering medicines from pharmacies; driving patients to appointments; bringing them home from hospital; and making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home.

Once you've registered and checks are complete – you'll be given a log-in to the GoodSAM Responder app. Switch the app to 'on duty' and you'll see live and local volunteer tasks to pick from near you. 

More details are on the NHS England website.

Posted 8 Apr 2020