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Last updated: 31 March 2020

We've had an amazing community response to the COVID-19 outbreak, with huge numbers of people willing to volunteer to help out in their local community.

The government has published useful guidance for those who are offering support and those requesting support. This can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely--2/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely

Local contact information

  • If you live in Newcastle and would like to offer or request support you can do so using the Citylife Line website or by calling 0191 277 8000
  • If you live in Gateshead and would like to offer or request support you can do so through the Gateshead Council website or by calling 0191 433 3000

 

Here's several useful short videos that cover what you need to know about safeguarding and volunteering:

Safeguarding 

 

Supporting Volunteers 

 

Telephone Befriending 

 

Volunteering Advice 

With special thanks to North Tyneside VODA for sharing these videos.