Become an NHS volunteer

The NHS is calling for volunteers in a variety of simple, but vital roles: 

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.

To sign up to become an NHS Volunteer Responder visit Once you have registered and checks are complete, you will be provided a log-in to the Good Sam App. To let the app know you are ready to volunteer, switch the app to 'on duty', and you'll see live and local volunteer tasks to pick from nearby.