There are lots of ways you can get involved to help people in your own community
National Volunteering Opportunities
National Volunteer Responder
The Royal Voluntary Service has partnered with the NHS to provide this community support service, which is offering support to people in England who are self-isolating because of specific health conditions or because they’re in a vulnerable group.
You will carry out simple, non-medical tasks – for instance, delivering groceries or medication to your home and wellbeing check-ins and phone calls, among others. Please note: recruitment to this scheme has been temporarily paused.
British Red Cross
You can sign up to become a Community Reserve Volunteer through the British Red Cross. Anyone can become a community reserve volunteer; no specialist skills are required, and quick training is provided at the scene.
Local Volunteering Opportunities
Healthwatch Telephone Buddy Service
Healthwatch North Lincolnshire have set up a Telephone Buddy Service aimed at reducing social isolation. The role involves pairing a telephone buddy volunteer with someone who is socially isolated and experiencing little or no social interaction.
If you would like to volunteer, please register your interest with Healthwatch North Lincolnshire.
North Lincolnshire Council
The council is working with community groups and charities to create a network of volunteers who can lend a hand in their neighbourhoods.
You can volunteer to help people with things like:
- Collection and delivery of shopping
- Collection and delivery of prescriptions
- Handiwork and gardening (e.g. posting mail, taking out bins or recycling boxes)
- Dog walking (and/or help with small animals)
If you want to support your community by volunteering in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), there are lots of ways for you to get involved across North Lincolnshire.
If you are interested in these roles, please register to volunteer.