Please find below information for Walthamstow residents about volunteering opportunities in response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

This page will be updated with information as and when it is verified as accurate. 

Waltham Forest Council

Waltham Forest council are looking for volunteers for the Waltham Forest Community Help Network. Activities may include:

  • delivering food
  • driving
  • packing at food banks 
  • administration 
  • phone contact for those isolating

They are working in partnership with Eat or Heat, Age UK and PL84U AL-SUFFA.

To register visit https://legendsoftheforest.co.uk/vk/volunteers/registration.htm

NHS

Members of the public can sign up via goodsamapp.org/NHS to become NHS Volunteer Responders.

Those helping might be called on to do tasks such as:

  • Delivering medicines from pharmacies
  • Driving patients to appointments
  • Taking them home from hospital
  •  Making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home

British Red Cross

By becoming a community reserve volunteer, you will help your community get back on track in the event of a major local emergency. This may be particularly important right now and we are working with the authorities to support the Covid-19 response in the best possible way. Visit: https://reserves.redcross.org.uk/

Our office

We are receiving a large number of requests for help and support from residents in Walthamstow and are seeking local volunteers who would be prepared to help us support residents who are self-isolating ideally as close to their homes as possible. This would mean allowing us to share your contact details with those asking for help as a point of contact and to become someone who would support them with the assistance of our team. To register visit: https://working4walthamstow.co.uk/covid-19-community-action ​

If you are an organisation who is looking for additional support, volunteers or donations at this time please email kizzy@workingforwalthamstow.org.uk with details and we will circulate