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Volunteer against Covid-19

There are still ways you can support your local community during the coronavirus outbreak

Coventry Foodbank - Warehouse Volunteer

Across the UK over the coming months, food banks may need extra volunteers to help sort and pack donations in their warehouse, collect donations from supermarkets, and deliver food to people in greatest need.

The Government has recognised food bank staff and volunteers delivering key frontline services as 'key workers'.  This means that food bank centres can continue to provide an essential community service, ensuring emergency food is available. We are asking for help from volunteers who are eligible and understanding of the risks associated with this project.

To take part in this volunteering opportunity you will need to make sure you are able to follow the set rules by the government:

  1. You have not been in physical contact or proximity with anyone who has thought to have had or confirmed case of Covid-19.
  2. You are a non-vulnerable or at risk person, a carer or share accommodation with someone who is a vulnerable or at risk person.
  3. Ensure you are capable of getting to the Coventry Foodbank through your own methods.
  4. Whilst taking part in the volunteering to maintain a strict 2 metres distance.
  5. Wash your hands often with appropriate hygiene products and follow the 20 second rule.

If you take part in this volunteering opportunity, you do so at your own risk. CUSU cannot provide any safety materials for this project. Coventry Foodbank will advise you further, please ensure you obey all instructions provided. We recommend that you follow the guidance on these pages:

Sign up to be a Foodbank Volunteer

Your NHS Needs You

The NHS is “rallying the troops” for the war on coronavirus, with volunteers being called up to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home.

The nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions.

Members of the public can sign up quickly and easily at to become NHS Volunteer Responders, and can be called on to do simple but vital tasks such as:

  • delivering medicines from pharmacies;
  • driving patients to appointments;
  • bringing them home from hospital;
  • or making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home.

NHS Volunteer Responders is not intended to replace local groups helping their vulnerable neighbours but is an additional service provided by the NHS.

Sign up to be an NHS Volunteer