Corona – calling all Volunteers

Would you like to spend some time helping others – shopping, other errands, dog walking or just being a friendly face (voice!) to talk to?

We are sure that those of you that can are helping friends and family, but this is a hard time for people who do not have local support – and there are many ways that you can help.

1. You can register on the GOODSAM website. This is run by the Royal Voluntary Service and is helping to providing support for the NHS. You can register for different types of job ranging from helping to transport patients to simply having a friendly chat with someone. You can get DBS checked (to certify that you don’t have a criminal record!) during this process if you wish.

NB You will also find LOADS of helpful information and advice for volunteers in general on this website, whether you wish to register or not. Recommended for all who want to help.

2. Register on the Glos. Helphub website and offer to be matched to a person needing help.

3. Join the Eastington Community Coronavirus Volunteers task force

phone 07495 302263 – or see poster in previous article

This is help by and for the people of Eastington. You can offer to help man the phone line and/or to undertake food delivery or errands for those who cannot get out, or just be a friendly contact.

4. Pop a note or a postcard (something like the one below) through a neighbour’s door, especially if they are vulnerable or on their own – or even just because you always meant to get to know them a bit better, but never quite got round to it!

(Always observe all physical distancing and sanitising precautions – wash your hands – be sure that you are spreading only kindness)