When you step up to help your local community without the support of a formal organisation, that’s what we call informal volunteering or self-activation.
It could be you helping your neighbour by leaving a note in their letterbox with your contact details. They can then call you when they need assistance with shopping for urgent supplies or a friendly ear for a chat.
Volunteering in Response to a Pandemic
A Practical Guide for Volunteers.
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Things to keep in mind when you’re helping your community.
Join the Care Army
Help older and vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.