Help your local community and support the NHS during the challenge of the COVID crisis

Royal Voluntary Service and BT are encouraging everyone across Britain to step forward and volunteer to support vulnerable people and families during the colder months and for communities to come together just as we did at the start of the pandemic.

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.

There are lots of different ways to help, including regular and flexible volunteering. Search for a volunteer role and sign up

Younger woman wearing a face covering off to help someone in their hour of need


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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