Volunteering during the COVID-19 Emergency
Thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest or who is looking to volunteer during this challenging time for the NHS and our Trust.
There has been a national appeal for volunteers to help the NHS but in roles which help vulnerable people in the community. If you would like to help then please have a look at their website and apply directly with them. https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS
As a Trust, our current priority is to get clinically trained personnel cleared to work and onto the wards where they can start helping. If you think you are in this category then please contact us on Covid.Deployment&Volunteering@royalberkshire.nhs.uk
In terms of other general volunteering, we have currently suspended a number of our volunteering roles in order to reduce the footfall onto the wards and across the Trust generally.
Our priority is to now redeploy many of our existing staff and volunteers to help in other areas.
At the moment we are assessing what additional volunteering needs we have. It is likely that these are going to be focused on areas like supporting our pharmacy and supporting staff to take breaks and have refreshments. We are currently just collecting expressions of interest to help while we redeploy our existing volunteers and non-clinical staff and then evaluate what further help we require. If you don’t want to apply for the national appeal above and still want to help in the Trust, please do get in contact with us on email@example.com We can then put you on a list of people to contact once we are clearer what additional help we still need.
Thank you again for your interest and continued support of our Trust. It is really appreciated.
Look after yourselves and please do follow government advice to stay home where you can.
Voluntary Services Department
NHS Foundation Trust
Level 2 Main Entrance
Reading RG1 5AN
0118 322 7061