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Many people are wondering how they can help during this challenging time.

At BVT, we are asking communities to think ‘hyper-local’. Is there someone living near you, a neighbour perhaps on your street who may need your help?

If everyone is able to, at least, concentrate on their own immediate area we believe this would be of great benefit.

We are also working closely with many partners across our communities that offer a variety of local volunteering opportunities.

These include:

  • Bournville Community Hub which is co-ordinating and supporting local street champions. You can join and find out about street champions via Bournville Covid-19 support group on Facebook. The Hub is also collecting food and giving out emergency food parcels on Fridays. If you would like to volunteer and help, you can contact the Hub on 0121 472 7989.
  • B31/ Northfield Community Partnership/Northfield Neighbourhood Network Scheme are providing all sorts of support for local people in our communities including delivering food parcels, prescription collection, and a friendly phone call. If you live in Shenley, Weoley Hill or Northfield and would like to volunteer to be a street champion, you can find out more at www.bvoices.uk or contact our community team by emailing communityadmin@bvt.org.uk
  • In Lightmoor Village, volunteers are being sought to help with things such as picking up medications, doing a little shopping, dog walking and more. If you are interested in this, you can email events@bvt.org.uk

There are also opportunities to volunteer with;

  • The Active Wellbeing society #BrumTogether is looking for volunteers and people to take part in a telephone befriending service. If you are interested, you can register at theaws.co.uk
  • Birmingham City Council has joined forces with BVSC to create the C19 Support Brum partnership, an initiative that will work through existing local neighbourhood structures, voluntary groups, and local elected members to ensure all parts of the city have access to support, advice, and practical help. For information on offering support, go to bvsc.org
  • Telford & Wrekin Council is stepping up support for the most vulnerable people in local communities and calling on volunteers to help with things such as picking up medications, doing a little shopping, dog walking and more. To find out more and sign up, go to telford.gov.uk
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