Coronavirus (COVID-19) volunteering
There are different ways to volunteer during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic depending on whether you can go out.
Volunteering if you’re not at high risk
You can volunteer if:
- you’re well
- nobody in your household has coronavirus symptoms, for example a cough or high temperature
- you’re under 70
- you’re not pregnant
- you do not have any long-term health conditions that make you vulnerable to coronavirus
- shop for food and medicine (online, or in person)
- deliver food and medicine
- help with food banks and homeless services
To apply, volunteer through your local council. Find your council’s website and search for information about volunteering during coronavirus.
You can also apply to volunteer through a charity or organisation.
Volunteer to help the NHS
If you want to give blood, read the guidance about donating blood during the coronavirus pandemic.
You cannot apply to help the NHS through its volunteer responder scheme at the moment. It’s temporarily closed.
Other ways anyone can help
You can donate to the National Emergency Trust whether or not you’re at high risk.
Volunteer the help of your business
You can offer support from your business to help with the response to coronavirus.