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NHS & Care Volunteer Responders

NHS & Care Volunteer Responders - Royal Voluntary Service

We’re now recruiting NHS and Care Volunteers in your area.

The NHS and Care Volunteer programme is flexible and can fit around your existing commitments. It’s organised through a simple app using your smartphone and you can switch yourself on and off duty giving you complete control over when and where you volunteer.

By signing up to be an NHS and Care Volunteer Responder, you will provide valuable support to the NHS and help make a difference in your community. Volunteering also offers a host of personal benefits and is proven to boost self-esteem and mental well-being.

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture and welcome and support people from all backgrounds and communities.

Whether you would like to volunteer in the community, or at home, there are a variety of activities to suit everyone.

Volunteering activities include:

Ambulance Support: Volunteers support ambulance crews handing over patients at Accident and Emergency departments and provide them with refreshments

Check In and Chat: Telephone calls to anyone needing a friendly voice and a listening ear.

Pick Up and Deliver: Transport vital medicines and equipment to those in need.

Community Response: Support people locally by delivering groceries and prescriptions.

Find out more or sign up by visiting https://nhscarevolunteerresponders.org/i-want-to-volunteer

What skills do I need?

Telephone skills (own phone required), Driving (access to your own vehicle required - expenses paid), empathy and compassion, listening skills

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Ambulance Crew Support shifts are available 12:00pm - 8pm every day. Other volunteer opportunities are as and when you are available for as much or little time as you can spare between 8am-8pm daily.

Register your interest
  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Emergency services
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Support work
  • Details
  • Accessibility
    Some opportunities involve being out and about around the community or health settings, others are telephone based and require only the ability to interact on the phone.
  • Age restrictions
    Available for over 18s only.
  • DBS check required
    Applies to some but not all opportunities.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
    We welcome people of all backgrounds.
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Mileage expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Name and Number of Contact
    All applications must go via the web portal at https://nhscarevolunteerresponders.org/i-want-to-volunteer
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    Role guidance provided to all volunteers.
  • Volunteer induction
    Role guidance provided to all volunteers.
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description
  • Application Process
  • Application Form

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