COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Support Volunteers

Like most other organisations, Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council has been planning how to respond to COVID-19 – identifying critical services, planning to keep them open and thinking about the wider implications for residents and communities.

Voluntary Action LeicesterShire is working with both Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council to build up a bank of volunteers to join us and our Voluntary and Community Sector partners in supporting Leicester people during this unprecedented time. We know that there is a lot of effort and energy going into this at the moment on a local community level, but do recognise that it’s important to work with partners to do what we can to coordinate this effort.

You will ideally be someone who enjoys working with other people you may not have met before, be keen to help in a crisis and be willing to be flexible to the continually changing situation.

What you could be doing

We don’t know for sure yet exactly what the volunteering opportunities might involve, but examples include:

  • Reaching out to people in the community and providing information and advice
  • Dog walking if people are unable to get out themselves
  • Providing a friendly phone call service to help people that may be isolated or lonely
  • Picking up shopping for those that can’t do it easily themselves
  • Posting mail

Please register your interest on the VAL Volunteering website using the link below.

We will ask for further information from you to help us to determine how volunteers might be able to support different services or needs.

Register to volunteer