Unfortunately, the majority of physical opportunities have been postponed or cancelled, but this doesn't mean you can't volunteer!
In times like these, we know a lot of you will be looking for ways to help others. Whether you are in social isolation or distancing yourself from the majority of friends and family there are still ways you can volunteer. And it can be a great way to support your mental health. Here are a few online, telephone and mailing options to get you started:
Post Pals: www.postpals.co.uk
Post Pals is an online charity dedicated to making seriously ill children and their siblings smile by the sending of cards, letters, little gifts, support and friendship. They support children aged 3 to 17 from all over the UK.
AGE UK Telephone befrienders HULL: email - [email protected]
For this role, you will need to already have an enhanced adult DBS check and be able to email it to them.
More organisation you can help out during these times are:
Volunteer to transcribe documents/books:
Transcribing online: https://www.antislaverymanuscripts.org/
Transcribing online: https://www.iwm.org.uk/volunteer/hours
Mapping paths and routes for humanitarian organisations: https://www.missingmaps.org/
Translating online: https://translatorswithoutborders.org/volunteer/
In the meantime, keep following instructions from public health agencies, being kind and empathising with those that are finding it difficult at this time are some of the best things that you can do to help your community.
HUSSO RAG and LINKS will be following instructions to cease face to face volunteering activity but will be happy to hear any ideas for online or telephone volunteering and fundraising please send all ideas to [email protected]
Huge thank you to all HUU volunteers you have all been amazing and continue to be amazing please send in your ideas for volunteer catch-ups or online coffee mornings to support each other in these tough times to [email protected]