BIG-hearted volunteers have completed 1.5million tasks helping people in the pandemic.

NHS volunteer responders, recruited by the Royal Voluntary Service, began running errands for elderly people last March when they began shielding.

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Many volunteers who delivered food and medicines to the vulnerable have also joined our Jabs Army, helping out as stewards at vaccination centres across Britain.

Jabs Army volunteers have already completed more than 40,000 hours to make sure the vaccine rollout runs smoothly.

And 50,000 signed up after just 18 days with 2,000 on standby.

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Royal Voluntary Service chief executive Catherine Johnstone CBE said: “We know that our volunteers will continue to be needed in the coming weeks and months.”

“Nearly 15million people have now had their first dose but there are many more to go so we expect the Jabs Army to be very busy in March, April and May.

“To those who are still waiting to be called for duty, thank you for volunteering and for your support now and in the months ahead.”


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