Can you volunteer?
There are many projects that need our help right now
Kingston Council has established a volunteering network called Kingston Stronger Together working in partnership with Kingston Voluntary Action (KVA) and Volunteering Kingston. It will support and coordinate the volunteering efforts across the borough delivering effective support to those who need it.
Find out more here.
Merton Voluntary Service Council (MVSC), together with the voluntary sector in the borough, have mobilised a volunteer taskforce to help isolated households and those at risk from COVID-19. Anyone who puts themselves forward may be asked to support people who are currently unable to leave their home. If you are able to volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to offer your services. If you think you might need help, or you know someone who does, email email@example.com or call 020 8685 2272 between 10am–4pm, Monday–Friday.
The Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund will provide monetary grants to charities working locally to help support volunteers to help isolated households and those at risk from COVID-19. You can give online here.
The nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions.
Members of the public can sign up quickly and easily at goodsamapp.org/NHS to become NHS Volunteer Responders, and can be called on to do simple but vital tasks such as:
- delivering medicines from pharmacies;
- driving patients to appointments;
- bringing them home from hospital;
- or making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home.
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak, Central Surrey Voluntary Action (CSVA) is registering a pool of potential volunteers who may be able to assist voluntary organisations across Epsom and Ewell, Elmbridge, Leatherhead, Ashtead and Dorking in the coming few weeks/months. Read more here.
Mutual Aid UK
Check out a comprehensive list of local support groups in your area at Covid Mutual Aid UK, which focuses on providing resources and connecting people to their nearest local groups, willing volunteers and those in need. covidmutualaid.org/