NHS Providers backs Helpforce and Daily Mail volunteering campaign
03 December 2018
- The Daily Mail and the charity Helpforce launch a campaign to recruit volunteers to help the NHS
- An estimated 78,000 volunteers already contribute to the NHS
- Volunteering roles include mentoring patients, providing friendship and being a blood courier
- Volunteers will be asked to pledge as little as a day a month, or three hours a week, for a minimum of six months.
The chief executive of NHS Providers, Chris Hopson said:
“This is a welcome initiative from Helpforce and it’s particularly good to see it supported by the Daily Mail.
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“Volunteers have always played an essential role within the health service, and Helpforce is bringing fresh impetus to this vital area. There are a variety of roles across health and care which volunteers can choose, no matter how much time they can give. Every volunteer, no matter what they do, can provide valuable support to a National Health Service that the public describe as the institution that makes them most proud to be British.
“As we have seen in many trusts, dedication from volunteers works for everyone – it’s good for patients, good for staff, and good for the volunteers themselves. So we would encourage everyone to consider volunteering via this Helpforce/Daily Mail Christmas campaign.”