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Helping & Volunteering

When it comes to COVID 19 and Social Distancing, we are all in it together. Sometimes a few small actions can go a long way. Resources for international, UK and US citizens below. Additional countries to follow.

International resources

Folding at Home

Folding at Home

Folding at Home

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 Unused  computing power of your home computer   or lap top can help find and develop  new drugs to fight coronavirus/COVID-19. Folding@home is a distributed   computing project focused on disease research, and -- when not in use -- volunteers donate their computers unused processing power to the project  to identify potential drug targets.    

Be My Eyes

Folding at Home

Folding at Home

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 Be My Eyes is a   free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers   and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.    

Be Collective

Folding at Home

Be Collective

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Find volunteer opportunities in your area. Connect with groups and causes you care about. Build a verified social record of your skills and impact

HELPING in the UK

Masks for NHS Heroes

Become an NHS Volunteer Responder

Become an NHS Volunteer Responder

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Masks for NHS Heroes is a crowdfunding initiative backed by actor James McAvoy that is raising funds to provide Personal Protective Equipment for t healthcare workers It is providing medical workers with face masks, visors, surgical gowns and gloves.

Become an NHS Volunteer Responder

Become an NHS Volunteer Responder

Become an NHS Volunteer Responder

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 NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS and the care sector during the COVID-19 outbreak.                     To do this we need an 'army' of volunteers who can support vulnerable people in England who are at most risk                     from the virus to stay well. 

Give Blood

Become an NHS Volunteer Responder

National Care Force

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Each year the UK needs: 135,000 new donors including 40,000 more black donors and 30,000 new donors with priority blood types such as O negative.

COVID19 is causing significant shortages.

Learn how and where you can donate.

National Care Force

National Care Force

National Care Force

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     The   National Care Force is a nationwide network of care providers, healthcare   workers and volunteers, ready to support our social care services in looking   after the most vulnerable members of society    

Trussell Trust

National Care Force

Trussell Trust

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Support a nationwide network of food banks and help provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

Local Giving

National Care Force

Trussell Trust

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     Find and donate  to local charities doing essential work in response to the coronavirus crisis    

Volunteer in Your Community

The National Emergencies Trust

Volunteer in Your Community

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Find out how to volunteer in your local community and give your time to help others and make a big difference to your community.

COVID Mutual Aid

The National Emergencies Trust

Volunteer in Your Community

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Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 

The National Emergencies Trust

The National Emergencies Trust

The National Emergencies Trust

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The National Emergencies Trust  is co-ordinating the UK coronavirus disaster voluntary relief effort, providing a single point  to raise and distribute money and support victims during  times of a domestic disaster.  

British Red Cross

British Red Cross

The National Emergencies Trust

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The British Red Cross is helping with the coronavirus emergency across the UK..

Find out more about coronavirus, and how you can help yourself and others. You can also donate to help us help people affected, or join us as a volunteer. 


MIND

British Red Cross

CRISIS

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Being on lockdown can have a major impact on our mental health, which is why leading mental wellbeing charities such as Mind are in major need of support. Voluntering opportunities also available.

CRISIS

British Red Cross

CRISIS

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People sleeping rough are more likely to struggle with recovering from respiratory conditions such as COVID-19.

Crisis is delivering essentials to homeless people so they have a better chance of staying well and surviving if they get ill.

Volunteer Scotland

Volunteer Dumfries and Galloway

Volunteer Dumfries and Galloway

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Stay informed of how you can help volunteer in your community in Scotland while locked down or social distancing.

Volunteer Dumfries and Galloway

Volunteer Dumfries and Galloway

Volunteer Dumfries and Galloway

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Volunteer Dumfries and Galloway is coordinating volunteers in the Dumfries and Galloway to help during the Coronavirus crisis .

Volunteer Wales

Volunteer Dumfries and Galloway

Volunteer Cheshire West

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There are many tasks and programmes that people can get involved with to help with the covid-19 pandemic

Find and join social distancing compatible coronavirus related opportunities in your area.

Volunteer Cheshire West

Volunteer Cheshire West

Volunteer Cheshire West

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 Cheshire West Voluntary Action (CWVA) and the rest of  the voluntary and community sector are all working closely together to  provide an opportunity for residents to volunteer in the fight against  coronavirus.

An online form has been created for residents to pledge their support  for local communities.

Share the big news

Volunteer Cheshire West

Share the big news

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Voluntary Norfolk  are particularly keen to hear from people who have the skills to volunteer  in health and social care roles, which have been identified as priority  areas and those people who have current DBS checks. 

Display their FAQs

Volunteer Cheshire West

Share the big news

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Self-isolation can be a difficult and lonely time for many. #TeamHerts Volunteering is collecting details of Hertfordshire residents who are  interested in assisting those affected by coronavirus.

Coronavirus Volunteering & Helping in the USA

Feeding America

Feeding America

Feeding America

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The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks secures and distributes 4.3 billion meals each year through food pantries and meal programs throughout the United States and leads the nation to engage in the fight against hunger.

Meals on Wheels

Feeding America

Feeding America

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Donate to or Volunteer Meals on Wheels America to help the nation's most vulnerable during the coronavirus lockdown.

Red Cross

Feeding America

Give Blood

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 Support all the urgent humanitarian needs of the American Red Cross.  

Those who have recovered from COVID 19 can donate plasma to help current victims.Other volunteering opportunities are also available.

Give Blood

CDC Foundation

Give Blood

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Find a local blood centre to donate blood, plasma or platelets. Supplies are low due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

Catch a Fire

CDC Foundation

CDC Foundation

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 Catchafire matches professionally-skilled volunteers with non-profits and social enterprises.  

COVID19 related projects are available to conduct remotely.

CDC Foundation

CDC Foundation

CDC Foundation

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The CDC Foundation's Emergency Response Fund enables the CDC to strengthen critical global health security needs and respond immediately to public health emergencies such as the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19).