Links to selected reputable organisations seeking help during the coronavirus pandemic.
> Age UK
Take part in Age UK neighbourly volunteering and help support older people who are staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
> British Red Cross
We are working with the authorities to support the COVID-19 response in the best possible way, and by becoming a Community Reserve Volunteer you will help your community get back on track.
> British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
BSAC is launching a COVID-19 funding call to support researchers in better understanding and addressing the coronavirus outbreak.
> Care UK
While our amazing teams are doing all they can to keep things as normal as possible for residents in our homes, we need support from friends, families and volunteers from the local community.
> European Centre for Disease Prevention & Control
ECDC invites scientists with relevant expertise to participate in the Centre’s scientific and technical work and assist the Centre in providing scientific advice.
> Greater London Authority
Londoners have always pulled together in tough times and there has already been a fantastic community response to coronavirus with lots of volunteering going on at a local level.
> Harvard University COVID-19 Student Response
Organizing medical students to rapidly develop an organisational structure to coordinate and augment the HMS student body response to COVID-19 in collaboration with the HMS administration, leadership and affiliated hospitals.
> International Society for Infectious Diseases
The ISID has now begun to develop volunteer activities based around the areas of action people like you have indicated are important.
> National Association for Voluntary & Community Action
Our members support over 145,000 local charities and voluntary groups across the country, helping them to thrive and deliver essential services within their communities.
> National Council for Voluntary Organisations
People in the community who need help during the coronavirus pandemic are stretched medical staff and volunteers, staff and volunteers in key worker roles, supermarket workers and delivery drivers.
> NHS Volunteer Responders
We need an ‘army’ of volunteers who can support vulnerable people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. You can help by signing up today.
> The Royal Society
The Royal Society is currently using its convening power to support efforts to model the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and guide the UK’s response.
> Stanford University & the University of Waterloo
Most Wanted Volunteers: Web developers to build an organization-facing web app; Executive or Personal Assistants with consistent full-time or part-time availability; Marketing and Communications managers.
> United Nations Volunteers
UN entities are working closely with national governments, community groups, the health sector and industry to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
> University of Oxford
An urgent appeal has been issued for volunteers to take part in human trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine – with those who do so being offered up to £625.
> US Dept of Health & Human Services Public Health Emergency
The emergency system for advance registration of volunteer health professionals; all licensed and credentialed health professionals can register with ESAR-VHP.
> Volunteer Scotland
Scotland, more than ever, needs us all to share in the nation’s common good. The potential to bring out the best in us has never been better: be a coronavirus volunteer in your community.
> Welsh Government
Wales has a strong tradition of people helping one another and at this difficult time a lot of great work is happening in all our communities, much of which is organised at a local level.