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NHS and Care Volunteer Responders - ready to support

NHS and Care Volunteer Responders is a flexible volunteering programme supporting the NHS and adult social care across England.

Supported by Royal Voluntary Service and GoodSAM logo


The programme continues to evolve with new services being introduced. Our enthusiastic volunteers take on a range of activities to support the NHS and people drawing on social care. We’re working with the NHS and care providers to make sure the activities provide the maximum benefit to those who need support.

Health and care teams can refer people for Check In and Chat and Check In and Chat Plus friendly telephone calls. They can also request Pick Up and Deliver support with the delivery of medication and supplies and Community Response support with essential shopping, lateral flow tests and prescription delivery.

A pilot volunteer activity, Connect support is available in some areas to support people to enjoy hobbies and social activities in their home or in the community. 

Steward Volunteers are available to help at vaccination sites.

Members of the public can request support from volunteers, either for themselves or someone they know (with that person’s permission).


Find out more about volunteering  

NHS and Care Volunteer Responders is a volunteering programme supporting NHS England, Department of Health & Social Care and adult social care in England delivered by Royal Voluntary Service and GoodSAM.



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