Call for volunteers to support the most vulnerable

Could you be a volunteer and help support vulnerable people in your community this winter?

Derbyshire County Council are working in partnership with community volunteer services across the county looking for volunteers to help support the work of their Community Response Unit during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

The Community Response Unit is for residents with no friends or family to call on who are:

  • Self-isolating because either themselves or a member of the household is at risk
  • Struggling to meet basic needs because of financial, social or health restrictions
  • Pregnant
  • Have underlying health conditions
  • Aged 70 or over.

Volunteers could be asked to help with food shopping and delivery, collecting and delivering prescriptions, or checking up on people who are isolated with a phone call or online help to prevent loneliness, and checking whether there is anything they need.

To volunteer, under current restrictions, you must be aged from 18 to 70 and be considered fit and well to help out.

To volunteer residents need to contact their local volunteer service and register their interest.

If you registered your interest earlier in the year and were not contacted, please get back in touch with your local volunteer centre.