Voluntary Action Orkney is working closely with the Orkney Islands Council, the NHS the Third Sector and local volunteers in Orkney to support a joined-up response to COVID-19.

The Orkney Coronavirus Community Support Hub has been established to provide essential information and support to the most vulnerable in Orkney who have been identified by NHS as being at higher risk and having to stay at home for 12 weeks. A call centre provides essential information and support to the most vulnerable people in Orkney and volunteers take part in various deliveries and dog walking.

If you are on Facebook you may have seen or heard of the Orkney CV Mutual Aid Groups that have been set up in each area (usually your parish) by local volunteers.

If you think you can help in any way and would like to volunteer for these groups please register your interest here or you can contact Rob McGregor on 01856 872 897

Or if you have information about any other organisations that are providing support to people in this crisis such as Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland’s ‘Kindness Callers’ please let us know.

Voluntary Action Orkney are currently turning our volunteer focus towards the coronavirus (Covid-19) emergency situation. As we are sure you understand, our other volunteering opportunities are currently on hold. We hope to resume to normal service when this situation ends though and we look forward to sharing our placements with you then.

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