Coronavirus volunteers and offers of support
Are you a local Nottinghamshire business that might be able to help provide fresh food and vegetables to be added to the food parcels being distributed by food banks to the most vulnerable?Any other non-perishable food, toiletries, vitamins and pet food will also help to ensure the support needed can be maintained. If you do have any supplies or support you can offer then we'd love to hear from you. Please email COVIDEmergencyFood@nottscc.gov.ukThank you for considering helping during the Coronavirus pandemic. The generosity of our volunteers is making a big difference to many hundreds of vulnerable people in Nottinghamshire. We would love to hear from you if:
- you are an individual, community group, faith group, charity, parish or town council wanting to support people in your local community
- you are an individual or organisation wanting to support local authority or wider county initiatives through the provision of specialised or commercial products and services including:
- professionally qualified staff inc those with translation skills
- the use of buildings as potential storage and distribution
- bulk food supply.
Important note for commercial businesses
The Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub has been set up as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak. As such, we will only consider including your business details in the database if you are providing a service outside of your normal ‘business as usual’ activity. For example, if you are a commercial business offering a 'flexed' commercial service or a delivery service which was not available prior to the outbreak, then please complete the web form.
Complete the Volunteering to support during the Coronavirus outbreak online form. If you wish to provide support in both ways outlined above, please complete a separate form for each option.
Please read the guidelines for volunteers during the Coronavirus outbreak. More detailed guidance on operating a group during the Coronavirus outbreak is available along with some formation on safeguarding awareness and an example risk assessment template. The risk assessment template is available for you to download and you can then adapt this for your group.
You may also wish to view the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) pages which have updated guidance and resources to support charities, voluntary organisations and volunteers during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Should you wish to discuss your offer further, please call 0300 500 8080.
Minimum volunteer age
We are only able to register your offer of support if you are over the age of 16.
Individuals wanting to volunteer
If you wish to register as an individual then, in the first instance, we would encourage you to join a national or local charity, or community group. However, we recognise that there is still an important role for individual volunteers and would welcome your application. To become an individual volunteer, you will need to provide a satisfactory reference, read and agree to adhere to the guidance that will be sent to you, and go through a process to verify your identification.
Amending or removing your offer of support from our database
If you have already registered as a volunteer and are listed in the Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub, but wish to amend or remove your details please complete the update or remove details online form.
To find out if you are already registered, please input your postcode in the search function on the Coronavirus support request web page. If you appear in the list of volunteers, then you are already registered.
If you do not appear in the list of volunteers, please complete the registration form Volunteering to support during the Coronavirus outbreak online form.
Please note: If you are an individual volunteer that has already registered, you will not appear in the search as your details are not publicly visible.
Are you a City resident wanting to offer support?
If you live in the City, you will need to call the City Council Customer Hub on 0115 915 5555 between 9am and 5pm or go to www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/coronavirus for more information.