There’s lots of different ways you can help with the community response to the pandemic:
Volunteer to help your neighbours with shopping or dog walking or other tasks. Firstly try contacting your local mutual aid/covid support group.
There are lots in Calderdale – click here for details.
If there isn’t one in your area you can offer to help via the central volunteering hub
Or why not get together with a couple of neighbours and set one up? We can help.
Become a Covid Champion
This involves attending an online or phone training session to learn more about the virus and how we can stop it spreading. Then you spread the word amongst your community and friends in whatever way you like.
With optional regular check-in sessions to get all the latest info, this is a really great way to help keep your community safe. More info here.
Volunteer to support the Vaccination Programme in Calderdale
Do you want to be a part of this ground-breaking vaccination programme and help fight the pandemic? Do you want to help your community, supporting patients before and after, to access the vaccination programme, and be a friendly face of encouragement? Read more…
Volunteer to help our Schools Rapid Testing Programme
Schools and colleges are re-opening fully on the 8th March, and are required to provide lateral flow (rapid) testing for students.
We have been asked to help out at Calderdale College, who have 4000 students to process – a mammoth task! We are looking for volunteers to observe students self-administering the tests for a 2 week period from 5th-19th March – can you help?
Pulse Oximetry Volunteer Opportunity
Could you help support local vulnerable people in your area?
As part of Calderdale’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHS needs volunteers to help deliver pulse oximeters to people who live in Calderdale. These are small devices, which monitor a person’s oxygen levels, and are to be delivered to people who: have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have symptoms of the virus; and are over 65 years of age; or are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.
We’re looking for local people to help deliver these to people’s homes, care homes, hospitals and GP practices. Volunteers would need to be able to drive and have access to a car.