Coronavirus: volunteering opportunities

We've put together a list of remote volunteering opportunities by borough. We have also provided contact details for local volunteer centres who are coordinating activity at a borough level. If you're interested in supporting any of the organisations listed below, please contact them using the information provided. 

Please read our guidance on volunteering safely before you apply.

Support foodbanks and other food distribution organisations

There are 2,000 foodbanks in London and they are now reporting a decrease in donations. They are encouraging communities to support local food banks if they are able to. Please consider the following:

  • Can you donate to your local foodbank?  
  • Can you make an online food delivery to a foodbank? 
  • Can you donate to a beauty bank to help people access soap?

If you're not sure if you have a foodbank near you use the finder on the Trussell Trust website.

London-wide

Opportunities available across London.

Safe volunteering opportunities

NHS volunteer responders

Contact: visit the website to register to volunteer

Barking & Dagenham

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Barking & Dagenham volunteering

Volunteer Centre Barking & Dagenham

Contact: visit the website to get in touch

Barnet

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Barnet volunteering

Volunteering Barnet

Contact: [email protected]

 

Remote opportunities

Mutual Aid

We provide a simple mapping service to connect volunteers with residents and local groups on WhatsApp and Facebook. We need volunteers to shop, post and chat.

Contact: [email protected]

Bexley

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Bexley volunteering

Volunteer Centre Bexley

Contact: visit the website to get in touch

Bromley

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Bromley volunteering

Volunteer Centre Bromley

Contact: [email protected]

Camden

Safe volunteering opportunities

Volunteer Centre Camden

The Council have set up a portal (time to spare) to help during the coronavirus outbreak for local residents and VIOs. Volunteers can search for opportunities and VIOs can search for volunteers. 

Contact: [email protected]

Croydon

Safe volunteering opportunities

Volunteer Centre Croydon

Search and sign up for volunteering opportunities in Croydon to help out during the coronavirus outbreak

Contact: [email protected]

 

Ealing

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Ealing volunteering

Ealing Volunteer Centre

Contact: [email protected]

Enfield

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Enfield volunteering

VCE (Volunteer Centre Enfield)

Contact: visit the website

Greenwich

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Greenwich volunteering

Volunteer Centre Greenwich

Contact: [email protected]

Hackney

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Hackney volunteering

Volunteer Centre Hackney

Contact: visit the website

Hammersmith & Fulham

Safe volunteering opportunities

Hammersmith & Fulham Volunteer Centre

We've launched a new Community Aid Network to coordinate volunteers during the coronavirus crisis. Sign up online.

Contact: [email protected]

Haringey

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Haringey volunteering

Volunteer Centre Haringey

Contact: [email protected]

Harrow

Safe volunteering opportunities

Voluntary Action Harrow Cooperative

We've set up a database of people willing to volunteer during the coronavirus outbreak, we will use this to match people with suitable volunteering opportunities. Register online

We've also listed a number of things you can to to help in Harrow

Contact: [email protected]

Havering

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Havering volunteering

Volunteer Centre Havering

Contact: [email protected]

Hounslow

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Hounslow volunteering

Volunteering Hounslow

Contact: [email protected]

Islington

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Islington volunteering

Islington Voluntary Action

Contact: visit the website to get in touch

 

Kensington & Chelsea

Safe volunteering opportunities

Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea

We've set up a registration form so you can let us know if you can volunteer during this time.

Contact: [email protected]

Kingston

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Kingston volunteering

Volunteering Kingston

Contact: [email protected]

Lambeth

Safe volunteering opportunities

 

 

Lewisham

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Lewisham volunteering

Lewisham Local

Contact: visit the website to get in touch

Merton

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Merton volunteering

Merton Voluntary Service Council

Contact: [email protected]

Newham

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Newham volunteering

Volunteer Network Centre Newham

Contact: call 020 8536 1937 or email [email protected]

Redbridge

Safe volunteering opportunities

General Redbridge volunteering

Redbridge Council for Voluntary Service

Contact: look for opportunities on our website

British Pakistani Christians Ltd

Contact: [email protected]

Richmond

Safe volunteering opportunities

Richmond CVS

If you are interested in volunteering in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please register on our volunteering database and state COVID-19 Support when you set up your personal volunteering profile and/or select the COVID-19 option in your Volunteer Interests.

Contact: [email protected]

Southwark

Safe volunteering opportunities

Community Southwark

We are gathering volunteering opportunities within the borough. Check our website for updates.

Contact: [email protected]

Sutton

Safe volunteering opportunities

Volunteer Centre Sutton

Register your details with us and we'll direct you to a local charity that could use your help.

Contact: call 020 8661 5900 or register online to let us know how you can help

Tower Hamlets

Safe volunteering opportunities

Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets

We are recruiting volunteers in Tower Hamlets to help local residents through the Coronavirus COVID-19 emergency. Apply online to let us know that you can help and we will put you in touch with organisations providing services to local residents.

Contact: [email protected]

Waltham Forest

Safe volunteering opportunities

Waltham Forest Council Community Help Network

Find out the latest information on COVID-19 in Walthamstow Forest

Westminster

Safe volunteering opportunities

One Westminster

Complete our online form and we'll connect you with suitable volunteering opportunities.

Contact: [email protected]

Or find local volunteering organisations on the map to contact them about safe and/or remote volunteering opportunities.

 

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