Do you need more volunteers? Team Reading is ready for action

Author's position
RVA Volunteering Development Manager
Article date
24 March 2020
Primary interest
Volunteering
There has been a fantastic response to the call for coronavirus response volunteers in Reading

Almost 2,000 people from across the town have registered to be part of Team Reading. Organisations who are currently registered with RVA can call upon this pool of volunteer support if you:

  • face increased demand for your vital services as a result of the outbreak
  • are delivering new services in response to the outbreak
  • require support to deliver vital services due to reduced capacity during the outbreak.

If you’d like to request support from Team Reading, please complete this form. Our Volunteering Development Manager, Steve Hendry, is available to help if you have any questions or need assistance completing the form. Email Steve.

Once submitted, tasks can be sent to a targeted subset of Team Reading, based on location within the town, availability, existing DBS (self-declared) and access to own transportation. Those interested can then contact organisations directly or complete an expression of interest that will be managed by the RVA team, to avoid the possibility of front line services being overwhelmed by volunteer enquiries.

You will find a wide range of information on our dedicated Coronavirus Community Action page, including links to the latest government advice and guidance to ensure activities are delivered in a way that is safe for all.

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