I want to refer someone
Information for referrers
The NHS Volunteer Responders scheme was set up to support the NHS and care providers across England during COVID-19. It will continue until further notice.
As a referrer you can arrange for the volunteers to support health and social care providers with tasks such as the transport of equipment including pulse oximeters, delivering prescribed medication such as inhaled budesonide, stewarding people at vaccination sites, and driving people who are not COVID-19 positive to medical appointments.
You can also set up volunteer support for clinically vulnerable people to enable them to stay at home. The volunteers can deliver food shopping and prescribed medication. They can also make regular phone calls to reduce social isolation.
This scheme does not provide free food parcels. Clients will be asked to pay for their shopping.