There are many ways that members of the public can volunteer to help the NHS, and to support local people and our communities during winter, as we respond to the impact of COVID-19 and continue the roll out of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

Vaccination volunteering

Volunteers are needed across Sussex to support the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

We are seeking people who have been clinically trained to support vaccination services as a vaccinator.

We are also seeking people with administrative experience to support our vaccination sites, for example checking people in and ensuring their details are appropriately recorded.

If you are interested in supporting our local vaccination programme, please download one of the following forms, complete and email to

We will ask you where you live, and how far you can travel.

Volunteering to support people in our communities

The national NHS Volunteer Responders scheme includes a number of roles to support people and communities:

  • Greeting and guiding people at vaccination centres
  • Collecting shopping, medicines and other important items for people who are vulnerable or unable to leave their homes
  • Keeping in contact with people through regular friendly phone calls
  • Helping people access medical appointments by giving lifts

If you sign up for this scheme you will be contacted about local opportunities.

You could also support your local community through volunteering in other ways and you can find many opportunities via your local Volunteer Centre:

And finally, one of the simplest ways to help at this time is to think about what you can do for your friends, family and neighbours. You could check in informally and see if they need help with shopping, getting to their vaccination appointment, or just want to chat to someone.

Sometimes checking up can make a difference!