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④ Worried about volunteering?

What are the best ways to volunteer in the Coronavirus crisis? Half a million people have signed up to volunteer, which is great. Remember this is a marathon not a sprint, and help will continue to be crucial in the weeks or months to come.

Local voluntary organisations are working together with the Council and other organisations to co-ordinate the work needed, and training can be given. More details at ③ Not sure where to volunteer?

The simplest thing everyone can do right now is to look out for their neighbours; offer help with shopping and other errands if people cannot get out of the house. Also to consider if you are fit and able to help:

  • Medical staff and volunteers
  • Volunteers and staff in key worker roles
  • Supermarket staff
  • Delivery drivers
  • Etc

Online finding volunteer work: Do-it offers a website to link up willing people with volunteering opportunities/needs. You can search within an area, or use “Advanced search” to find positions by name, skills, time available, etc.

 

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