Fordingbridge in Need is a huge community effort and will require as much help as possible in key areas to ensure we can support as many people in vulnerable groups as well as those self-isolating to help combat the Coronavirus.
Your safety and the safety of residents throughout Fordingbridge and the wider community is of the utmost importance. If you have an underlying health condition, or you fall into the at-risk groups please ensure you DON'T apply for any role that involves face to face contact. There are still ways you can help.
We have structured the group to ensure key areas are covered to help the local community, as well as local businesses. Volunteers will play a vitally important part as we support Fordingbridge and the wider area during the Coronavirus outbreak.
At present we are looking for volunteers to help in a range of key areas including ;
Volunteer Dog Walkers
Where: SP6 and surrounding areas
When: Over the next few weeks, possibly months
If you are an experienced dog walker, owner or simply dog lover and would like to help walk the four-legged friends of people who are confined to their homes we'd love to hear from you.
Volunteer Prescription Collection / Delivery
When: Daily, or weekly depending on the patients
The Government has or is soon likely to advise those to self-isolate if you are in an at-risk group, or over 70. We are looking for volunteers to help those who rely on their medicines and won't be able to collect them. If you are interested in volunteering with our prescription collection and delivery services, please contact us.
Where: SP6 and the surrounding areas
The schools and nurseries are now closed to all but students of key workers, there are plenty of opportunities for volunteers with experience in childcare. If you would like to help those working from home and have experience working with children in a professional capacity, please contact us.
We are looking for people to help us with driving to and from people's homes to offer help with tasks. Contact us if you would like to volunteer. You will need to be DBS certified,because many people you help may be vulnerable.
When: Daily / Weekly
Where: Fordingbridge and the surrounding areas
We are looking for anyone who is DBS checked to help with shopping for those who are unable to get out of their houses. If you feel you are suitable and can offer your spare time, please get in contact with us.
There may be more volunteering opportunities available, so please key checking back or look on our Facebook page.
If you would like to volunteer, please fill in the contact form below, stating which areas you would like to help with. Please note in certain areas, you will need to have a DBS certificate.