The most important thing you can do is to follow the government's advice. Remember:

  • Hands - wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
  • Face - wear a face covering or face mask in enclosed areas
  • Space - make space - stay at least two metres away from others  

Other ways you can help:

Are you a former Derbyshire Healthcare colleague, or a former NHS health worker, who would like to come out of retirement to support our services at this time? 

If so, please contact describing your previous healthcare experience. Someone will then be in touch with you to find out more.

The process for volunteers is:

  • Register on the NHS Volunteer Responders page.
  • Complete your details and identify which volunteer roles you are interested in.
  • Once your registration and checks are complete you will be emailed a verification code and log-in details.
  • Download the GoodSAM Responders app and log in.
  • Switch on the app when you’re available for volunteering jobs.

Could you help people in your local community who don’t have anyone else to call on during the coronavirus outbreak?

You could be asked to help with:

  • Food shopping and delivery
  • Checking up on people who are isolated with a phone call or online help to prevent loneliness and check whether there is anything they need
  • Collecting and delivering prescriptions

Register your interest here. 

There are many different volunteering opportunities available in Derby. Many of these are based within voluntary and community sector organisations. There are also opportunities to do voluntary work with Derby City Council, with other public sector organisations and also within the private sector.

For further details and support in accessing volunteering opportunities, please visit the Derby Volunteer Centre website. Alternatively, telephone 01332 342272 or email

If you are volunteering to help others, please read the government advice on how to help safely on the website.