Information about Covid19:
Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.


NHS Volunteer Responders

Your NHS needs you!

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NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this we need an 'army' of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Our doctors, nurses and other professionals will be able to refer people in to NHS Volunteer Responders and be confident that they have been matched with a reliable, named volunteer.

Ways you could support

Community Response volunteer: This role involves collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating, and delivering these supplies to their home.

Patient Transport volunteer: This role supports the NHS by providing transport to patients who are medically fit for discharge, and ensuring that they are settled safely back in to their home.

NHS Transport volunteer: This role involves transporting equipment, supplies and/or medication between NHS services and sites, it may also involve assisting pharmacies with medication delivery.

Check-in and Chat volunteer: This role provides short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation.

Find out how to join on the GoodSAM website

If you are interested in volunteering to work on a fruit or veg farm, find out more and register your interest at Pick for Britain or Farm Cornwall.

Take part in neighbourly volunteering and help support older people who are staying at home due to the coronavirus epidemic. 

The services delivered by Age UK and their partners typically require an application and training process that can take several weeks to complete.

They’ve put together a simple training video and their own spin on a postcard you can complete to offer help and to provide some key information to your older neighbours.

Find out more on the Age Uk website

Communities are coming together in these difficult times. Volunteer Cornwall are coordinating a 'Flu Friends' effort. 

If you are isolating and need help you can register with them, or if you are well and able you can register as a volunteer.
Please go to their website to find out more information.

Or if you need help please email

Find out more on the Volunteer Cornwall website


Cornwall Council and Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum are producing an  e-newsletter for the voluntary sector, to keep you informed and equipped to do what you’re doing, at the front lines of the response to the pandemic in Cornwall.

Subscribe to the Voluntary and Community Sector Update

 Learn more about coronavirus funding resources and guidance for charities and community groups seeking assistance.

Funding resources and grants for voluntary groups

Use our information and guidance to help in your community

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