Keeping Well: Virtual and local volunteering

30th April 2020

Keeping Well: Virtual and local volunteering

Volunteering is incredibly rewarding, particularly at this time of uncertainty and when you may have found yourself with some extra time on your hands. We’ve collated some volunteering opportunities which can be done either remotely from home or safely whilst following social distancing measures. Some opportunities can be started straight away, whilst others may require you to be vetted or trained before you begin.

 

Local support for vulnerable people

In many local areas, a network of voluntary supporters has been established to help ensure elderly and vulnerable people still receive necessary food and supplies:

Food bank donations

Food banks have been reporting food shortages during Covid-19, so they need donations more than ever. Find your local food bank:

NHS and community health

Virtual support

Skills-based volunteering

It’s a great time to put your skills and expertise to good use:

Online research

If you’re looking to do something that engages your brain and makes use of your research skills, then there are a range of opportunities:

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Wilson James supports Duke of Edinburgh Award in their amazing work. The charity is continuing to enable people to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Awards during the COVID situation, through their DofE with a Difference programme. This includes lots of great ideas for alternative ways to complete volunteer and skills and physical challenges during Covid-19.

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