You can contact your local town or parish council to offer your support. Find your local town or parish council.
If you are interested in alternative volunteering roles or supporting a specific charity, visit the Do-it website. You can search for a role that fits your interests.
If you have a specific skill-set, visit Reach Volunteering. The organisation can help match your skill-set with a volunteering opportunity.
The Royal Voluntary Service is one of the UK’s largest charities and volunteering organisations. It aims to give older people the opportunity and choice to get more out of life.
Get involved with social media
We are encouraging people to get involved on social media and share their voluntary work with the council and Scunthorpe Telegraph. Take a photograph and use the hashtag #DoOneThingNL to demonstrate how you are volunteering and supporting your local community.
How to help if you can’t volunteer
There are plenty of ways you can support the community, even if you can’t commit to a voluntary role.
You can donate food to your local food bank. You can also donate items at collection points in your local supermarket.
Donate to charities
Charities need your support more than ever to ensure they can continue to deliver essential services. Fundraising is particularly difficult for charities right now, as lots of fundraising events have been cancelled and many people who volunteer may be staying at home. Any financial donations you can give to charities are incredibly valuable.
Play Lincs Lotto
There are over 130 local good causes you can support by playing Lincs Lotto. Lincs Lotto works like any other lottery- players buy tickets from just £1 a week and go in a draw to win cash prizes of up to £25,000.
Players can choose to support for their ticket to support a local good cause. The cause they choose to support gets to keep 50p of every £1 ticket sale. It is free for local good causes to sign up at www.lincslotto.co.uk.
Playing Lincs Lotto is an excellent way to safely support your local community and possibly win £25,000.
For more information please visit the Lincs Lotto website.
Share trusted information
It’s easy to become worried by online information, some of which may be deliberately designed to mislead people. Help your community by sharing trusted information from the NHS, Public Health England or the Department of Health and Social Care.
Follow national advice and guidance
The single most important action we can all take, in fighting Coronavirus (COVID-19), is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
For the most up to date information, advice and guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit the gov.uk website.