How you can join the army of volunteers needed by the British Red Cross right now

From Land’s End to John o’ Groats, people across the UK are showing kindness by coming together to give whatever help they can to those left most vulnerable by the global coronavirus pandemic.

More than 23,000 throughout the UK have signed up to become British Red Cross community reserve volunteers (CRVs).

The outpouring of kindness over the last few weeks follows a national Red Cross appeal for people to demonstrate the power of their kindness and their willingness to help others.

British Red Cross community reserve volunteers are a network of people ready to help in an emergency, supporting their community by sharing public health messages, connecting with others safely and helping provide basic supplies.

These volunteer networks will have an important role to play in the months ahead. The Red Cross is encouraging everyone to undertake simple acts of kindness, such as checking in on your friends, family and neighbours, via phone where possible.

Volunteers are a crucial way for the British Red Cross to support people in crisis. It takes just five minutes to register atwww.redcross.org.uk/kind and the appeal is being launched in partnership with InYourArea as well as the Mirror, Daily Express and Reach plc’s extensive network of regional news titles across the UK.

steve clarke
Author: steve clarke