Coronavirus appeal: Volunteers needed
During this time of national emergency, we are urgently calling for volunteers to support our teams delivering essential services under increased demand.
Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provide a range of services to the local community, including secondary mental health care across the area.
Various types of volunteer support are needed, from providing practical and logistical help, to facilitating activities for those patients receiving care.
In most cases, regardless of the type of support provided, all that’s required is some time, compassion and the desire to help. If you can offer these, chances are there’s a volunteer role that would be perfect for you.
What type of help is needed?
- Service Support – directing visitors in clinical areas or carrying out reception duties.
- Logistical Support – transporting equipment between sites and delivering to patients.
- Team Support – making and answering phone calls or preparing cups of tea for staff members who might not have had chance to take a break.
- Patient Support – preparing engaging and meaningful activities for patients receiving care.
Roles will be matched to a volunteer’s preference and availability.
How much time will I need to offer?
- As a volunteer you’ll be able to choose how much time you’d like to offer.
- Ideally, we are looking for an average of approximately 3+ hours per week.
Who can volunteer?
- Adults 18 and over who are fit and well with no Coronavirus symptoms.
- No particular abilities or experience are necessary – however if you do have related skills and expertise, that’s even better!
Will I be safe?
- Yes – the majority of the tasks undertaken can be carried out while social distancing.
- When you start, you’ll receive a volunteer handbook, local induction and a dedicated supervisor to provide ongoing support and guidance.
How do I get started?
To register as a volunteer or to find out more email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help is urgently needed today. Which volunteer role could you provide?
Now is the time to support our NHS in the best way that you can.