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There are various roles that are part of the NHS Volunteer Responders programme. All volunteer roles have been developed to ensure that volunteers can help local communities wherever they can during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Steward Volunteers, Community Response Volunteers and Community Response Plus Volunteers are the roles most needed, especially during the COVID-19 recovery period. This can include shopping for food and essentials and collecting and delivering prescriptions.
Register to be an NHS Volunteer Responder
Depending on the role you are interested in, a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check may be required.
Follow the links below to find out more information about the roles and the ways you can support:
This role involves guiding people on site to make sure the vaccination process runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. They will help ensure social distancing and identify those who need additional help.
This role involves collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating, and delivering these supplies to their home. A DBS is not required for this role.
This role supports people who have been identified by referrers as living with a significant vulnerability. An enhanced DBS check with barred list is required for this role.
This role supports the NHS by providing transport to patients who are medically fit for discharge or to transport patients to medical appointments. An enhanced DBS check with barred list is required for this role.
This role provides short term telephone support to people who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation. A DBS is not required for this role.
This role provides a regular check-in by telephone support to the same person for a duration of 10 weeks, with 3 calls taking place each week. An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.
This role involves transporting equipment, supplies and/or medication between NHS services and sites, it may also involve assisting pharmacies with medication delivery. A DBS is not required for this role.
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