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Volunteering

Volunteer for community response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thank you for your interest in helping people in our community that need help and support. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic we have worked with local voluntary organisations to get support out to people that need it. The opportunities to give your time and skills to help the local community don’t stop there, though. There are always opportunities to get involved.

We work closely with the BD_Collective to co-ordinate our approach to volunteering.  There is an online platform, called Better Impact.  Both the council and social sector organisations use this platform to share their volunteering opportunities.

BD CollectiveThe BD_Collective brings the social sector of Barking and Dagenham together, helping organisations to join forces to address local challenges, develop initiatives, share good practice and showcase success. They have been at the forefront of the BDCAN COVID-19 response and they have been working with the council to make Better Impact a collaborative platform shared between LBBD and the wider social sector.

By signing up to the platform you will be able to access volunteering opportunities from both the council and a variety of social sector organisations. Register your details on our simple sign up form below. Through Better Impact you have access to guidance and support from our volunteering team, along with volunteering opportunities from different organisations, enabling you to get started helping our community as soon as possible.

Volunteering to help during the third national lockdown

Our local voluntary organisations already have strong networks of committed volunteers, and they are the backbone of providing help and support to those that need it during this pandemic. Many people have now established their supermarket deliveries, and relationships with others in their community to help out with the things that they need. This means there are few opportunities for new volunteers to come forward and help during the pandemic. You can still register your skills and availability through our platform, and explore other ways that you can help your community now and into the future.

There may be opportunities coming soon to support vaccination efforts, and these are being worked on now.

Sign up as a volunteer 

Do you need help or support, or know anyone that does?

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Please see the latest information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19)