Press Release from Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland
ONE SCOT EVERY TWO MINUTES SIGNS UP TO VOLUNTEER IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS
A charity’s call for volunteers to help vulnerable people at risk from coronavirus is attracting sign ups at the rate of one every two minutes. So far, almost 1,400 people have registered to help people in need fight coronavirus – in less than 48 hours.
Scotland’s leading volunteering charity, caring for people at risk of coronavirus issued the rallying call on Wednesday afternoon for people to join the largest volunteer drive that Scotland has seen in a generation.
Since then someone in Scotland has registered on the charity’s page www.chss.org.uk/kindness every two minutes to join in the fight.
The charity is appealing for volunteers to help people to stay safe and well in their own homes. Volunteer roles include:
Kindness calls will help to reduce social isolation and loneliness and provide a check-in service for those who are stuck in their homes.
The charity is also looking for people to sign up to deliver shopping, including groceries and medication, and dog-walking for those in high-risk groups – Government guidance permitting.
The only skills required for these roles are a friendly, listening ear, a willingness to help in your local community and to follow medical advice around social isolation and distancing. The charity will be providing training and coaching for all volunteers.
To get involved and become a volunteer hero like Rebecca & Sam visit www.chss.org.uk/kindness