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Coronavirus in Leicester

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Volunteer to help

People who would like to offer their services to help Leicester’s response to the coronavirus outbreak can formally register as a volunteer.

How do I register?

We have teamed up with Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) and other voluntary sector partners to help mobilise the hundreds of people who want to help out – and put them touch with those in need of help.

Volunteers can sign up by completing a simple online form on the VAL website which will help co-ordinators allocate each volunteer a suitable task:

What sort of tasks can I help with?

Volunteers can offer to help with tasks for anyone such as:

  • shopping
  • dog walking
  • posting mail
  • collecting prescriptions

You can also provide a friendly voice at the end of the phone to vulnerable or elderly people who might feel isolated in their homes. There will also be plenty of backroom roles that don’t require contact with others.

What information do I need to provide?

If you want to volunteer, you will be asked to complete a simple online form which will help co-ordinators allocate each volunteer a suitable task, which 

Health and safety

The health and safety of volunteers, and of those who would be in contact with them, will be of paramount importance.

How do I find out more?

Find out more about volunteering on the VAL website.