Please be advised that due to COVID-19 Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust have currently paused generic volunteering applications. We are focusing on roles which specifically support our clinical services to deliver care and treatment during this period. As these roles develop they will be published in this webpage. 

We have had an amazing response and we cannot thank you enough for your phenomenal support.

If you have any queries in relation to an outstanding application please contact us by email: Volunteers.cpft@cpft.nhs.uk

Clinical Staff

A focus of the Voluntary Services Team is to take requests on how CPFTs Volunteers can support your services during the COVID-19 situation. We encourage you to get in touch with us at: Volunteers.cpft@cpft.nhs.uk to explore and develop specific roles that volunteers could do to support you, and your team during this time.

We are also keeping this page updated with a list of resources within our communities available to your service users and team.


Current Opportunities

PPE Delivery Drivers

The NHS PPE delivery team need reliable volunteers to work with them delivering supplies to our NHS teams across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough every week. Does this sound like something you could help with? Take a look at our Role Description here.

Frequently Asked Questions about this role are available to answer any queries you may have. If you wish to volunteer for this role please contact us.

Heart and Soul Listeners 

The Heart and Soul listening service is a collaboration between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust and the Diocese of Ely in response to the Covid-19 emergency, building on our current approach to providing support for people in need. The service is available for anybody who is struggling with, or caring for somebody with a mental or physical health condition, or suffering with loneliness or bereavement. Further information about the Heart and Soul Listeners can be found here.


Other Resources

Volunteer Responder Service

NHS organisations are being encouraged to start using "GoodSAM" an NHS Volunteer Responder service to support patients at the highest clinical risk from coronavirus. Requests for support for individuals or organisations can be made by any health professional and from local authorities via the NHS Volunteer Responders referrers’ portal. You can also call 0808 196 3382 to refer patients. This guidance will be extended and updated regularly on the NHS England and NHS Improvement website.  The community responders are working in four main ways;

  • Community Response volunteer: This role involves collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating, and delivering these supplies to their home.
  • Patient Transport volunteer: This role supports the NHS by providing transport to patients who are medically fit for discharge, and ensuring that they are settled safely back in to their home.
  • NHS Transport volunteer: This role involves transporting equipment, supplies and/or medication between NHS services and sites, it may also involve assisting pharmacies with medication delivery.
  • Check-in and Chat volunteer: This role provides short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation.

 If you or your team would like to know more about this please Click here 


Community Based Resources 

There is more information regarding community based resources where a network of COVID-19 Coordination and Response Hubs has been launched across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. For more information and to contact your local hub please follow the links below.

www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/coronavirus or www.peterborough.gov.uk/coronavirus  


Ely Cathedral Volunteers 

Offering support for people affected by Covid-19 who live in Ely and the surrounding area. All of the volunteers have been DBS checked, have provideded two references and have completed basic safe guarding training.

They are able to offer four types of support:

  1. Shopping
  2. Phone call support for people who are isolated
  3. Phone call support for people who are anxious. This is provided by people who have relevant additional training
  4. Spiritiual support

To access this service people can either self-refer or be referred by contacting support@elycatherdral.org. If you would like to discuss the support required please leave a contact number and someone will contact you.



Voluntary Services Team

The Cavell Centre, Bretton Green, Peterborough, PE3 9GZ
T  07970650374
E Volunteers.cpft@cpft.nhs.uk




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The page was last updated on 10 July 2020 by cpftvolunteers.


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