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Volunteer to help during Coronavirus crisis

Volunteer Dumfries and Galloway is coordinating volunteers to help during the Coronavirus crisis .

We have had over 800 applications and are working our way through the applications, so if you have not been contacted please bear with us as the task of coordinating everyone is enormous.

We are working closely with Dumfries and Galloway Council, NHS, Police Scotland and other emergency services to direct volunteers as required. The first task will be to provide a pool of drivers for the local authority to deliver food to our most vulnerable.

Volunteering can make a large difference – a little help can go a long way.

Volunteer Dumfries and Galloway is part of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway.

If you apply, the information you provide will be stored securely and will only be shared with other organisations for purposes relating to your volunteer registration.

  • Due to national guidance, anyone who is in the at risk group, over 70 years old, pregnant, an unpaid carer or who works in healthcare cannot be considered for Coronavirus specific volunteering.
  • Please note that not all volunteers who contact us will end up volunteering. We are anticipating a large volume of enquiries from people who want to help, however, not all offers of help will be taken up as the supply may be more than the demand. Please do not be discouraged if suitable roles don’t arise immediately as the response to this crisis will grow over time and the role volunteering plays in that response is likely to grow too. In the meantime, thank you for your interest.
Volunteer Registration Form

Collecting / Delivering (Food, Medicines, Library Books etc.)Telephone BefriendingDrivingPosting MailSchool Tuition by phone/emailOnline Fitness ClassDog WalkingPutting bins outHealth and Social Care (Please put details below)


Data Protection
The Data Protection Act puts obligations on users of personal information and states that information has to be processed fairly and lawfully. This means you are entitled to know how we intend to use any information you provide. You can then decide whether you want to give it to us. The information you provide will be stored securely and will only be shared with other organisations for purposes relating to your volunteer registration. It will also be used to support the organisation's marketing and market research activities. Information about your postcode, gender, ethnicity, status, age, any disability, may be used for statistical purposes, but not in any way that identifies you. If you do not wish to answer a question, simply leave it blank.

We will contact you at a later date for follow up information.



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Henry Duncan

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