Posted by: Laura Hammond
Tue 19th January 2021
he NHS Volunteer Responders scheme launched last year as part of the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Under the scheme, volunteers support people who are self-isolating or those who are cautious about going out for essential items.
It is set to continue until at least March.
What do the volunteers do?
The volunteers can help with food shopping, collecting prescriptions and talking on the phone to help prevent loneliness.
Am I eligible for support?
The full eligibility criteria, as listed on the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme website, is as follows:
How do I get support from the scheme?
If you are eligible and would like support from the scheme, call 0808 196 3646 on any day of the week between 8am and 8pm.
Who can volunteer?
Anyone living in England can volunteer with the scheme as long as they are over the age of 18 and have a smartphone – this is because jobs are sent to volunteers via the GoodSAM app.
If you would like to become a volunteer, you have to register your interest online: https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHSvolunteerresponders
You can find more information about the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme here: https://nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk/
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