Help the NHS and your local community – NHS Volunteer responders wanted – Register today!

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up and will be delivered by the Royal Voluntary Service to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. An ‘army’ of volunteers are needed to support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well.

NHS doctors, nurses and other professionals will be able to refer people to NHS Volunteer Responders and be confident that they have been matched with a reliable, named volunteer.

You can help by signing up for one or more of the tasks.

Community Response volunteer:

This role involves collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating, and delivering these supplies to their home.

Patient Transport volunteer: This role supports the NHS by providing transport to patients who are medically fit for discharge, and ensuring that they are settled safely back into their home.


NHS Transport volunteer:
This role involves transporting equipment, supplies and/or medication between NHS services and sites, it may also involve assisting pharmacies with medication delivery.

Check-in and Chat volunteer: This role provides short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation.

How does it work?
Once you have registered and checks are complete you will be provided 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 nearby.

This programme enables volunteers to provide care or to help a vulnerable person, which is permitted under the new rules announced by the Government on 23rd March 2020.

Volunteers may be asked to show the active task they are responding to if asked.

Who can volunteer?
Volunteers must be 18 or over, and fit and well with no symptoms. Those in higher-risk groups (including those over 70, those who are pregnant or with underlying medical conditions) will be able to offer support by telephone.

The safety of volunteers is priority. The majority of tasks can be undertaken while social distancing and volunteers will receive guidance through our ‘getting started pack’. If you do become ill you can pause your volunteering.

Patient transport drivers will require an enhanced DBS check and will receive guidance to do this role safely, also included within the ‘getting started pack’.

Register HERE: https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHSvolunteerresponders

GoodSAM App
Website:https://www.goodsamapp.org/
Twitter: @GoodSamApp
Facebook: @goodsamapp

 

 

Dying well takes planning – call for volunteers – training starts 22 April 2020

Are you interested in free training to become a volunteer for this important project running in Croydon?

Commit to four training sessions and you can then join the team of dedicated volunteers for this valuable project in Croydon.

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Local charity urgently seeks volunteer drivers in Croydon!

Croydon Accessible Transport (CAT) is a local charity providing low-cost accessible transport to not for profit organisations working for the benefit of the people of Croydon. In addition to this, they also provide weekly outings for the over 60s that live in Croydon. CAT currently provides transport solutions for over 130 members, helping these organisations achieve their goals.

There will be a free driving training available for all potential drivers.

Please give them a call if you are interested.

They really need your help!

Croydon Accessible Transport
Cornerstone House
14 Willis Road
Croydon
CR0 2XX

Website: www.croydonaccessibletransport.org.uk
Email: admin@croydonaccessibletransport.org.uk
020 8665 0861
020 8683 1800

Dying well takes planning – call for volunteers – training starts 27 Nov 2019

Are you interested in free training to become a volunteer for this important project running in Croydon?

Commit to four training sessions and you can then join the team of dedicated volunteers for this valuable project in Croydon.

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Volunteering opportunity with Citizen’s Advice – info session on 29 Nov, 2018 at Croydon Volunteer Centre

Looking for a rewarding volunteering position?

Book a place or just drop in to find out more about becoming a volunteer for Citizen’s Advice in Croydon. They are particularly keen to find people able to commit longer term.

Book a place here.

Volunteer Centre Croydon
Unit 32, Ground floor,
Centrale Shopping Centre,
21 North End
CROYDON
CR0 1TY

Tel: 020 8253  7070
Email: vounteer@cvalive.org.uk
Facebook: @VCCroydon1
Twitter: @VCCroydon