We really do need some fit and well volunteers to help delivering food and medicines for our most vulnerable people. We already have some but would like more as do all of our fellow voluntary sector support organisations. If you are a car driver we want to support those who use their cars to help their community.
If you are using your own car for voluntary purposes to transport medicines or groceries to support others who are impacted by Covid-19, your cover will not be affected. You do not need to contact your insurer to update your documents or extend your cover. This applies to all categories of NHS Volunteer Responders, including transporting patients, equipment, or other essential supplies.
For people who want to volunteer through the COVID19 crisis please follow the following guidelines:
Register with your local Hampshire volunteer centrelocal Hampshire volunteer centrelocal Hampshire volunteer centre. Volunteer centres are there to provide support at a local level for individual volunteers and volunteer involving organisations. They can ensure that voluntary action is mobilized where it is needed and in a safe and, where required, legally compliant way.
If you cannot register with a volunteer centre, informal volunteering is fine for people that you know e.g. neighbours, friends, relatives. However when volunteering for strangers, to protect both parties it is advised to have DBS or identity checking, a service also undertaken by Volunteer Centre/Councils for Voluntary Services.
If you have a DBS completed in the last two years, it might be that you do not need a new one. Please contact us at One Community or your local volunteer centre.
Our contact details are tel: 023 8090 2400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org