COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Support Volunteers

With continued uncertainty around the future of the pandemic and the lockdown, there may be an urgent need for the support of volunteers in the coming months.

To prepare for this, we are looking to build up a bank of volunteers to join us and our Voluntary and Community Sector partners in supporting the most vulnerable members of local communities across Leicester and Leicestershire.

You will ideally be someone who enjoys working with other people you may not have met before, be keen to help in a crisis and be willing to be flexible to the continually changing situation.


What you could be doing

We don’t know for sure yet exactly what the volunteering opportunities might involve, but examples include:

  • Reaching out to people in the community and providing information and advice
  • Dog walking if people are unable to get out themselves
  • Providing a friendly phone call service to help people that may be isolated or lonely
  • Picking up shopping for those that can’t do it easily themselves
  • Posting mail

Please complete your details below

We need to know your skills, qualifications and experience to help us to determine how you might be able to support different services or needs.


Communication preferences

The information you submit in this form will be used by VAL, Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council to ensure we can offer suitable volunteering opportunities to applicants. The information you submit may be shared with relevant organisations if they request volunteers. We will keep you updated by email about COVID-19 volunteering opportunities, but we will not send you any other marketing emails without your consent.


Skills and Experience

You don’t necessarily need to have any of the below – this information will just help us to find the best fit for you as a volunteer.


Safeguarding and wellbeing of Volunteers

In light of the developing situation we want to keep our volunteers and citizens safe. Clear guidance will be provided to all volunteers about what to do regarding this.

If you consider yourself to be in an at-risk group or are well but self-isolating, please provide that information through this registration process. It may be that there are volunteering activities that can be undertaken with limited or no direct contact with others and that would still be gratefully received by those in need.

If you can help provide volunteer support, please register on this page so we can start building up a bank of people we can call on when needed.

Thank you in advance for your help and support.