27th Sep, 2020

Droitwich CVS seeks volunteers to help the elderly and vulnerable during COVID-19 crisis

A VOLUNTARY organisation is extending its services to help elderly and vulnerable people in the town during the coronavirus crisis.

Droitwich CVS already provides community transport and has decided, as more people become isolated over the COVID-19 outbreak, to pick up shopping and medication for service users.

Tonia Enderbury the CVS’ chief officer said: “In these uncertain times we are looking at ways we can support our clients but also offer assistance to the wider community.

“Most of our volunteers are over the age of 70 but we aim to carry on as much as possible.”

A lot of residents have offered their help to those in the community who need it and the organisation is hoping to help co-ordinate the drive and offer its expertise and guidance to those volunteers.

Droitwich CVS, based in The Old Library, has run a volunteer centre for over 30 years matching local people to local organisations looking for support.

With the help of more volunteers it will look at other ways of supporting people such as shopping, collecting prescriptions and medication, dog walking and calling the elderly and vulnerable.

“If people wish to help but would like some support, we can provide safeguarding policies and procedures and carry out DBS checks if required,” added Tonia.

The group has set up a new group entitled ‘Droitwich CVS – Volunteering in your Community’ where people can register their interest if they want to offer help. Click here for the page.

Anyone not on social media can call 01905 779115, email on admin@droitwichcvs.org.uk or drop into to see the CVS in The Old Library.

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