Want to be part of our growing number of volunteers? Now, more than ever, it’s important to come together as a community to help out those who are vulnerable. There are many ways that you can support communities and make a real difference to people’s lives through volunteering.
Volunteering in Nottingham
Whilst many charities and organisations in Nottingham have suspended their services due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there are still many volunteering opportunities that you can take part in. If you want to get involved and make a real difference in your community here are some of the activities that you can participate in:
We have been liaising with local partners. Below are some non-specialist priority initiatives that you can offer your time too and the partners through which you can volunteer.
- Providing access to food, medicine and other essential items
- Befriending and social well-being (non-contact, phone service)
- Physical well-being (non-contact, phone service)
Routes to Volunteer
- NHS - Recruitment for NHS volunteering has currently been paused due to the initial response. However, keep checking here in case this changes.
- City - Nottingham Community and Voluntary Services
- County – Nottinghamshire County Council Volunteer Form
Information on how our local area are responding to the coronavirus can be found below, including how vulnerable people can request support.
Volunteering in your home
Micro-volunteering is a way you can volunteer from the comfort of your own home. Visit the NTSU micro-volunteering pages to find a range of opportunities that you can do wherever you are at a time that best suits you. This list will be frequently updated so please keep checking for new opportunities.
Volunteering across the UK
Whilst many charities and organisations in Nottingham have suspended their services due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there are still many volunteering opportunities that you can take part in. You can find out how you can support your community by seeing what your local volunteering service is doing. The NCVO Volunteer Centre Finder will point you in the direction of your local service.
National Emergencies Trust
The National Emergencies Trust (NET) manages incoming donations on a national level in times of domestic disaster. They receive donations from large businesses, trusts and foundations and distribute them to local charities and community groups to ensure it reaches those who need it most.
As this pandemic has generated a high number of donations, NETs workload has increased exponentially and they need additional support, preferably on a full-time basis. This will be for a period of two to four weeks, or for the duration of the lock-down, depending on the role. This volunteering opportunity would suit furloughed colleagues who are currently not working. Full training and induction will be provided.
The essential NET volunteer roles available
- Data sharing GDRP support
- Copy writer
- Policy writer
- Creative writer
- Photographer / Videographer (post lockdown)
- Executive assistant
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Communications Admin assistant
- CEO’s Executive Assistant
- Administrator to support CEO & COO with day to day tasks
- Relationship manager x 2: Support the fundraising team with C-level relationship management, partnership optimisation and fundraising progression
- Data analysis - support for NET’s approach to allocation:
- An analytics lead (currently one temporary secondee)
- An analytics support (currently one temporary secondee).
For more information about the roles and how to get involved contact Andreea Tudor.
If you do want to volunteer you need to consider that in doing work / services connected to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic it carries risks that we cannot eliminate. These include the risk of personal injury and you personally contracting or being exposed to the virus.
Please familiarise yourself with the following:
- You must act responsibly and sensibly at all times
- You must follow any and all government issued or locally given health and safety warnings or instructions displayed, given or made available to you regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- We are not qualified to express an opinion that you are fit to safely participate in this volunteering activity
- In the absence of any negligence or other breach of duty by us, participation in volunteering activity connected to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is entirely at your risk.
- You will need to consider the commitment needed to complete both your studies and any volunteering.