THE ambulance service are looking for 1,000 temporary workers and volunteers to help fight coronavirus.

Bosses at the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust say the Covid-19 outbreak has caused unprecedented demand.

EEAST chief executive Dorothy Hosein said anyone who could step forward would be making a real difference.

She said: “The Covid-19 pandemic is testing the NHS and the East of England Ambulance Service more than ever before.

“We are at the forefront of responding to the pandemic and helping our communities through this difficult time.

“We are expanding our temporary worker and volunteer service hugely to meet this demand and have a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical roles available.

“If you are able to join us and be part of our vital work, then please contact us.”

The trust is looking for people with a variety of skills including:

• medical experience as a paramedic, nurse, healthcare support worker or even recent first-aid training to work in a variety of clinical and clinical support roles

• C1 driving licences who would be interested in driving patient transport vehicles or moving vehicles between sites

• Five GCSEs at grades A-C to work as call handlers or dispatchers

• A willingness to fulfil other support roles such as ambulance cleaning, general cleaning, and administration .

Roles are available across the region immediately and all training will be provided.

For paid work, email outlining the type of role you’re interested in and relevant experience and qualifications.

For volunteer roles, email