Get involved: Play your part in ending loneliness

Good Morning Britain's 1 Million Minutes campaign to end loneliness will be going virtual and viral this December as it marks its fifth anniversary.

Amid lockdown and isolation, 2020 has been a year of missed moments with family, friends and colleagues. As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues this campaign is asking you to pledge your time to stop loneliness from becoming the next pandemic.

However many minutes you can spare, we have plenty of ways to help. We urgently need volunteers for roles up and down the country. From supporting the NHS and the care sector during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to supporting vulnerable people in their homes ahead of a hospital stay or as they prepare to leave hospital, our volunteers are making a big difference to communities across Britain.

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Volunteer roles: what could you do?

There are many ways you can volunteer –  signing up as an NHS Volunteer Responder or as a Royal Voluntary Service volunteer. 

There are many volunteering roles available including;  

shopping bag full of food and groceries

Delivering groceries to someone who is self-isolating

a ringing phone

Phoning someone who is lonely and anxious for a friendly conversation

a car

Transporting someone to a medical appointment

a raised hand in front of a heart

Supporting someone before, during or after a stint in hospital

a charity shop

Volunteering in a hospital shop, café and trolley service