Get help How we help Volunteer Service During the peak of the Covid-19 Pandemic we recruited a team of volunteers to support Islington residents who were isolating due to Coronavirus. As we move out of the Pandemic our volunteers can provide support with befriending, help to get out and re-connect and one-off essential deliveries. Befriending If you are are feeling lonely or isolated, maybe due to staying inside because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, then our befriending service may be able to help. You will be matched with a volunteer befriender who will contact you for a regular chat and catch up. Most contact will be by phone, although now that Covid restrictions have eased face-to-face befriending is also possible. We can offered this befriending support for up to 6 months, with the long term aim that it will help you gain confidence and become less isolated. Re-connecting If you feel anxious going out or trying new activities following lockdown, our volunteering service may be able to help. We can match you with a local volunteer who can support you to get out and about. This could be about simply going out for a walk together or helping you find a local activity that you would like to try and attending with you while you settle in. This support can be offered for up to 12 weeks with the long term aim that it will help you gain confidence and connect you with your community. Shopping and essential deliveries If you are self-isolating, recently discharged from hospital, are unwell or waiting for shopping services to start our volunteer service may be able to provide temporary help with essential deliveries. This can include prescriptions, foodbank collections, food shopping and other one off deliveries. If you or someone that you know would benefit from support from one of our volunteers then phone us on 020 3931 6080 or email us at [email protected].