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Training for volunteers, and volunteer leaders

Join the National Learning Hub for Volunteering

In these challenging times, it is fantastic to see so many who want to volunteer to help and support our health and care services. Your safety is paramount, which is why we have pulled together guidance and learning so you can either: continue to volunteer where it is safe to do so; or prepare for volunteering when the risks are reduced.

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Response Volunteering during COVID-19

Join the conversation

Calling Volunteer Managers to join the Helpforce Network to find out how volunteers can take the strain off staff, and protect the stability of the NHS as hospital teams face the COVID-19 pandemic.

Together we are making the most of advice, guidance and an opportunity to share and learn emerging practices about hospital based volunteering – from over 400 network colleagues.

Working with volunters

Helpforce is working with hundreds of volunteers ready to help NHS Trusts!

  • We are working with NHS trusts as they create new volunteering roles to help alleviate the pressures on staff, define what roles can be filled by volunteers, both skilled and unskilled, and help ensure the safe running of our health services.
  • We are advising the Government on how best to safely and efficiently maximise the use of volunteers in the NHS to support the effort against coronavirus. Join us to find out more. 
  • We are working with organisations and volunteers who want to help in hospitals, and provide extra support in these unprecedented times, with offers of pro bono help from businesses that can assist. Get in touch now if you need volunteer or other support [email protected].

Latest news and updates on COVID-19

Find out the latest information about COVID-19

Latest news and updates on COVID-19

Charities are stepping up and there are many working hard to help. If you want to get involved we encourage you to visit

Your local authority will have information on their site with need for local volunteers at food banks and preventing isolation and loneliness

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