Sefton Council is working together with Sefton CVS and Volunteer Centre Sefton to create a volunteer network to help coordinate and share resources and people are being encouraged to get in touch if they are able to offer any support.
The idea is that as the COVID-19 virus peaks over the coming weeks, support will be needed to provide help to Sefton residents and, in particular, vulnerable people and those who are having to self-isolate.
The Sefton COVID-19 Response Programme is a borough-wide volunteer programme operating across Sefton, to ensure systems are in place to care for people and communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. The programme is coordinated by Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) – a registered charity, working all year round to support a thriving voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector in Sefton, in partnership with Sefton Council.
A coordinated effort is important to ensure that the most vulnerable people receive help and that all volunteers and recipients of support are safe. If you’re healthy and low risk, you can sign-up to become a Sefton COVID-19 Response Volunteer and help others in Sefton.
The programme is designed so that people can sign-up to volunteer in a range of different roles, depending on availability and preference. Volunteers can sign-up to offer practical support for vulnerable people (such as shopping deliveries, preparing meals, making check-in phone calls) or can sign-up as an informal volunteer to help within their own neighbourhood in more general ways.
Once the form below has been completed, our team will be in touch to discuss your role and match you with opportunities to help.
For more details on how to register your interest in becoming part of the response programme, visit the Volunteer Centre Sefton website here.