Is there guidance for organisations?

Do you need volunteers? I know many volunteer-involving organisations across the city have been adjusting and adapting to the current crisis. Your available volunteer numbers may well be down as a result of self-isolation or it may be that there…

What other activities can I do?

If you are unable to help an individual directly, there are other things you could do to help out in the local community, for example: Litter picking while you take your daily recommended exercise – take a bin bag and…

What if I find out someone needs help?

In the first instance ask, “What can I do to help?” There may be a need which you can help with directly for example phoning a utility company on someone’s behalf, contacting a local foodbank, or doing a delivery for…

How can I use social media?

Please share this information far and wide with anyone who may be thinking about volunteering or helping out during the current situation.

When will volunteers be needed?

It is likely that this situation will be ongoing for several months and more people will be needed to help over the coming months. Thank you for wanting to volunteer, your help will be needed but it may be in…

What about existing services?

If there is already a community or voluntary organisation (including churches and housing associations) organising in your neighbourhood, please make contact with them and offer to work with them rather than setting up something new. Established organisations will already have…

I want to do more than just help neighbours?

We understand that many people would like to do much more to help. While this situation develops it is important to be patient. New opportunities to volunteer will emerge over the coming weeks and months. It is important that when…

I want to help but I want to protect myself too

Please follow the latest Scottish Government and NHS Scotland health advice at all times. We would ask that you make sensible decisions and minimise the risk to your own and others health at all times. If you are unable to…

I don’t know anyone older?

It is not just elderly people who can feel lonely and isolated. Check on all neighbours who may need help, or who are having to self-isolate. There will be neighbours around you who are living on their own and may…

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