Volunteer To Help
We need volunteers to deliver two essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak
VOLUNTEER TO HELP
We need volunteers to deliver two essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak, specifically:
1. food shopping and/or prescription collection and delivery for those unable to do so themselves (e.g. due to self-isolating)
2. telephone befriending, to help those struggling with a lack of social contact.
We may initially need help to leaflet homes to ensure everyone knows that help is available.
We need heroes (not superheroes!) so please do not offer to go out in the community if you are unwell or in a high-risk category. But there are many people who fall into a high-risk category and are well – if this is you, please do become a telephone befriender.
To volunteer, please complete the following form or telephone your details through to Dartmouth Caring on 01803 835 384 or any of the groups listed here.
Please note that, if further services are offered, we may contact you to ask for your help.
By completing this form, you agree to your contact details being shared for the purpose of coordinating the community volunteers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
THANK YOU for offering to help our community in this time of crisis.
We ask you to exercise caution and do nothing that puts your health and safety, or that of the person you are helping, at risk.
All volunteers must not, under any circumstances, visit others if they themselves have a fever, a persistent cough, are of an age or have a preexisting condition that places them in a vulnerable group (as defined by the Government guidelines), are on chemo or immunosuppressed.
All volunteers must follow government guidance on hand hygiene (www.nhs.uk/video/pages/how-to-wash-hands.aspx), avoid touching your face and use tissues to cover your mouth if you cough or sneeze (bin and wash hands after).