THE NHS Volunteer Responders scheme is seeking new members in Eastbourne.

The volunteers support people who are vulnerable because of COVID-19, and anyone who needs to self-isolate as a result of the virus.

They deliver food, medication and other essentials to people’s homes, and also support NHS organisations with goods deliveries.

The app-based scheme enables volunteers to mark themselves on or off duty depending on their availability, making it easy to fit volunteering around other commitments.

Further recruitment will follow in other target areas, each of which has been selected due to high demand for support compared to the volunteers available

The scheme is signing up volunteers in the following London Boroughs: Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Hackney, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Redbridge, Southwark, Wandsworth and Westminster.

Recruitment is also open in areas of the South East; Hastings, Eastbourne, Brighton and Hove, Thanet.

Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest voluntary service organisations in the country.

They inspire and enable thousands of volunteers to give their skills, experience, energy and time to help people in need in hospitals, at home and in the community.