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COVID -19 Volunteering Support
At Volunteering Kingston, we are taking measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and advice on how you can keep yourself and others safe. We have teamed up with Kingston Council and Kingston Voluntary Action to form ‘Kingston Stronger Together’ to support and coordinate the volunteering efforts across the borough during the current health situation.
Get Involved as a Volunteer
Since the COVID-19 health situation unfolded, we have had an amazing response from volunteers wanting to support other members of our community affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If you would like to be a part of the volunteering network, then please complete this short registration form.
There are few other ways you can get involved in Kingston:
Start by offering to help a trusted neighbour and friends.
Check-in with friends regularly, suggest a phone call or Skype conversation regularly who may be feeling isolated.
Donate food or volunteer at your local food bank; you can check trusselltrust.org to find your nearest Foodbank.
Do you have experience as a social worker, social care worker, or similar?
The COVID-19 situation presents an unprecedented upheaval. Kingston Stronger Together is working tirelessly to help and protect the vulnerable in our community. There has been a huge increase in demand on its services. They are making provisions to offer a 7 day a week service from 8am-8pm to manage the anticipated increased demand and are looking for volunteers to join us in serving the community. Find out more and apply.
Other volunteer roles
Those over 70 years old (as well as people with health conditions) give so much time in volunteering and with the current health situation, many charities will not be supported with their valued volunteer hours. Therefore, if you are keen and able, then please consider giving your time to replace their effort and commitment.
At the moment, organisations will be working hard to arrange how they deliver services while also maintaining social distancing – but check the website regularly for new roles, especially volunteering at home to help organisations.
Some organisations are also recruiting for roles which volunteers will start when the current precautions end. They may interview over phone or Skype.
Lots of charities and organisations are struggling to continue their service right now. You can offer your support by volunteering for one of our registered volunteer roles. You can search and apply for roles here.
If you would like advice about volunteering, speak to our Volunteer Brokerage Coordinator – Molly on:
Phone: 0300 365 9980
Time: 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday
For the latest updates
We are going to be updating this list weekly so please check back regularly to find out what organisations there are to support in the borough.
If you are already volunteering for a local COVID-19 response group or mutual aid group please share the details of your group with us so we can offer our support.
Volunteering Kingston is closely monitoring the situation and proactively following healthcare and government advice from the World Health Organisation and Public Health England. Before volunteering, please make sure you have considered your own health, any caring commitments you may have and who you need to make aware that you are volunteering.