Responsive Volunteering during COVID-19

Within this COVID-19 area for volunteering professionals, you’ll find: advice, guidance and an opportunity to share and learn emerging practices from over 400 network colleagues

Should you wish to share your knowledge, you can do so by uploading the documents or sharing links in the forum or can send them to us at [email protected].

Volunteering Roles To Consider

Supporting patients and clinical teams on Covid-19 and non- covid-19 wards

Provide compassionate support to critically ill and/ or dying patients and bereaved family and friends.

Using the phone and video technology to provide essential support to patients

Response Volunteer

NHSE COVID Response Roles

Community Roles

Working across the hospital to reduce pressure points

NHSE suite of COVID – 19 volunteer role templates that have been formally approved ready for organisations to adopt or adapt as needed

Volunteers supporting vulnerable people in the community who are at most risk from the virus to stay well

Building Resilience Into Your Volunteering Service

Attracting Volunteers

Responding to Demand

Continued use of existing and attraction of new key worker volunteers

Developing an agile approach to getting volunteers in post quickly and safely

Responding to rapidly changing demand for volunteering needs across the hospital

If you wish to set up a volunteering service in your NHS Trust, or need urgent help, please email us at [email protected] so we can support you. 

Thank you to our members for your contribution and willingness to share and learn together at such a critical time.