Volunteering during COVID-19

Central government has asked all local authorities to respond to the local needs of their residents during this time of crisis. We have set up a Community Resilience Hub, which has two main functions:

  • provide the local response for residents requesting support for food, medication, isolation and loneliness
  • co-ordinate the volunteer support through matching requests for help with appropriate volunteer response.

Our Community Resilience Hub is working closely with local volunteer organisations and groups to co-ordinate the response and provide our residents with the support they need. Volunteers can sign up to help through the county council website.

Being a volunteer during these times is a tricky task, so to help you whilst you volunteer, we have developed a volunteer’s pack, containing information on;

  • Data Protection and Confidentiality
  • Equality
  • Safeguarding
  • Keeping you safe
  • Reporting Accidents and Incidents
  • FAQs
  • Potential Situations and Questions
  • Useful contacts