How many places are on offer?
This page covers the active opportunities that are being offered for volunteering during the coronavirus /covid-19 emergency. The organisations listed and opportunities are changing as voluntary and community groups change what they are doing in the light of community need. As we move towards the end of lockdown, some new opportunities are being added. When you register, we will send you an email with details of the latest opportunities. We will try to send this email within one working day of registration.
We recognise that an important aspect of this kind of volunteering is safeguarding – of yourself as a volunteer and of the person or group of people being supported.
We have compiled a list of Nottingham city Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations who are asking for your support. We are also working with Nottingham City Council's "Golden Number" service.
If you have an existing, recent DBS disclosure, this will be an advantage for some roles and organisations
The Roles on Offer
We are mainly promoting four volunteer roles, although not all organisations are offering opportunities in all of these. Some organisations have variations on these roles. Full details are in the email that we will send you when you register.
Dog Walking (There are currently no opportunities for this role)
Organisations that are currently offering volunteer opportunities for coronavirus support:
Disability Support - Various roles
The Vine Community Centre - Delivery driver to deliver meals on Sunday lunchtime between 12 and 3.
The Vine Community Centre - Admin assistant on Wednesday (or Thursday) to make phone calls to the recipients of Sunday meals.
Rainbow Parents and Carers Forum - Delivery driver / cyclist and Activity & exercise buddy
Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis - Telephone befriending
Community Integrated Care - Various roles
Mojatu Foundation - Driver and Food packer
Family Lives - Telephone befriending
SewaDay Nottingham - Qualified cook, Food packer, Driver with van or large vehicle, Shoppers, Telephone befriending, Teacher / Teaching Assistant
Nottingham Castle Trust - Art and creative opportunity around protest, activism and rebellion
ACNA Centre - Drivers to deliver food to vulnerable older people on Sundays only
Go Vision - Drivers (Meadows) to deliver food to vulnerable isolated people. Monday 12:00 - 2:00 PM and Friday 3:30 - 6:00 PM
Go Vision - Drivers (Radford & Hyson Green) to deliver food to vulnerable isolated people. Friday 3:30 - 6:00 PM
Bulwell Riverside Clinical Management Centre - Welcome guides to direct visitors, including those with Covid-19 symptoms, to the appropriate place in the building. You will be provided with PPE. Morning and afternoon shifts, Monday - Fri.
My Sight Nottingham - Shoppers. If you're healthy and have been without symptoms we need your help to provide an essential shopping service for our service users who can't get out or make online orders themselves.
Improving Lives - Telephone Befriender
My Sight Nottingham - Telephone Befriender
This list was last updated on 22 June 2020
The Additional Information section below has been left blank because different organisations have different restrictions in place. Please ask about these when you contact the organisations in our email.
Guidelines for Safe Volunteering During the Coronavirus Emergency:
1) When you already know the person that you are helping, and they know you
You can safely make a mutual agreement to provide whatever help you both feel comfortable with.
Please try to maintain at least six feet of separation between you and the person you are helping.
Make sure to wash your hands for 20 seconds using soap and water or hand sanitiser (if soap isn't available), before and after any visit or support activity, after you blow your nose, cough or sneeze and before you eat or handle food
2) If you would like to help, but don't already know the person you are helping well enough, please make contact with one or more of organisations whose details you will find in the email that we will send. This is important both for the safety of the volunteer and the person being supported.
Skills and Qualifications:
These opportunities are to safely support people in Nottingham who are self-isolating during the current coronavirus emergency.
You will need to have no symptoms
You will be managed and supported by your "host" organisation
You will have to maintain safe social distancing at all times
Drivers will need to provide copies of their full driving license, MOT and insurance (There is more information about insurance for volunteer drivers at https://www.nottinghamcvs.co.uk/coronavirus-emergency-resources)
If you have an existing DBS disclosure, this will be an advantage for some roles and organisations.
This grid shows when you can volunteer for this opportunity.
NCVS will try to respond to your enquiry within one working day.