Volunteering opportunities

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This page has been created to link medical students and others to non-medical volunteering opportunities during the coronavirus outbreak. It recognises the current need for volunteers to assist vulnerable people and key workers across the UK alongside the desire of many medical students to support their local communities.

Please note that the MSC is providing this page for information only and is not responsible for or involved in the running of these groups. Identifying these opportunities does not constitute or imply any endorsement or recommendation by MSC nor that MSC has made any enquiries that these volunteering programmes will comply with all relevant health and safety guidance and other legislation during the outbreak.  MSC does not accept any liability for any loss or injury arising through any of the volunteer opportunities listed on this site.  You must make your own assessment of the safety of these opportunities and the adequacy of any training provided and direct any queries to the relevant organisation.

HealthSHIP | Health Students Helping in Pandemics

HealthSHIP is a web-based app that allows students to offer their support to NHS staff for tasks like babysitting, pet care, picking up medicine and grocery shipping. To sign up as a volunteer you will need a university email address. 

National Health Supporters

National Health Supporters is a directory for known networks of students across the country assisting NHS staff with their needs. The aim is for volunteers to alleviate pressures on NHS staff including, but not exclusive to, childcare, grocery shopping and pet sitting. 

Volunteer for the NHS | Generation Medics

This is a volunteer-led project connecting the NHS with people who can volunteer their skills and time to support the NHS and the community. You can choose to volunteer in your community, to volunteer in your local hospital or surgery or to volunteer at the NHS Nightingale Hospital.