Our Christmas /together campaign ran from 30th November 2020, with the objective of raising awareness of loneliness over Christmas, and encouraging people to reach out to someone who would love to hear from them. Our campaign reached millions of people, with thousands signing up to the NHS Volunteer Responder Program. We'll be posting some highlights very shortly.
With new lockdown restrictions now in force, there are still many people who would appreciate a call. Find out how you can sign up as an NHS Volunteer Responder below.
Sign up to support someone as an NHS Volunteer Responder.
Could you provide help and comfort to a stranger too? The NHS Volunteer Responder programme is recruiting new volunteers across England willing to offer support to someone who needs it this Christmas and during the coming months. You could pop round with their essential shopping - or festive treats – and have a door-step natter (you’ll be matched to someone nearby), or you could have a friendly chat over the phone.
Go to nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk/ChristmasTogether to sign up as volunteer*
Giving up an hour a week could make a big difference to somebody. Don’t worry if you don’t get a call straight away, because jobs are matched according to the need local to you. Being ready to help is what really matters.
If you are someone who would like a friendly call or needs a helping hand with their shopping just call 0808 196 3646 (8am-8pm, 7 days a week)
This service is England Specific. In Scotland Volunteers can sign up at www.chss.org.uk/together. Those in need of support can ask for help online via www.chss.org.uk/together or can request a kindness call by calling freephone 0808 8010 899, with lines open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
To find a broad range of volunteering opportunities from across the UK, support causes you care about and to connect with others visit doit.life/christmastogether. Doit.life is available to people across the home nations. Alternatively, get in touch with silverline.org.uk if you would welcome a call.