The NHS have teamed up with the National Volunteer Service to launch their GoodSAM Volunteer scheme in order to recruit 2500,000 volunteers at this unprecedented time of need. There has been a great up take across the UK to date, but I am keep to encourage people in Hull and the wider area to sign up as a volunteer as possible and support the many people who are vulnerable and isolated in the area, as well as assisting key health functions.
There are 4 main roles people can volunteer for:
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 in to 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.
For more details and how to apply visit: https://www.goodsamapp.org/nhs