Reach Volunteering is the leading skills-based volunteering charity in the UK. They are the single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector in the UK. Connecting people, skills and good causes is their mission and passion. They help charities and other non-profits find the skills they need to thrive. In response to the pandemic Reach has created a platform for charities to post remote volunteering opportunities. People can volunteer from home and have a big impact.
Link UP London – Skilled volunteering
Link UP London mobilises professional skills for good. They offer project-based Skilled Volunteering opportunities that allow you to contribute directly to the development of local Charities, Social Enterprises and community groups. All of Link UP’s projects are designed to fit around working schedules.
UN Online Volunteers
Online Volunteers are a valuable resource to support United Nations entities and other partners with the COVID-19 response. Click on 'COVID-19 response' on the main page to search available roles.
The Fore coordinates a network of individuals who are interested in providing pro bono support to small charities and social enterprises, as well as becoming trustees. Opportunities are circulated to members weekly. In the past network members have helped with business planning, financial modelling, marketing, legal advice and more. Remote opportunities are included.
SumOfUs – COVID-19 Support Network
SumOfUs has built a centralised global response system where individuals can log and respond to COVID-19-related asks and offers. There are a wide range of asks, including those that are virtual and can be done from home. Offers of help can also be posted and can be virtual.
Communities Together has set up a platform to help all UK communities respond to COVID-19. There are a wide range of asks, including those that are virtual and can be done from home.
Community Southwark coordinates the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. They are working with organisations to gather all of the volunteering opportunities that they have available and are continuing to update their site as they receive more information. There are a wide range of different roles on their site including those that are virtual and can be done from home.
Lambeth has a strong community spirit and a large voluntary and community sector. Lambeth Council have published and continue to update a page with details of how you can help within the borough, including volunteering opportunities that are virtual and can be done from home.
Westminster City Council – Westminster Connects
Westminster City Council has set up Westminster Connects to connect volunteers with those who need help during the coronavirus outbreak. Anyone who would like to help can sign up as a volunteer and specify their availability, skills and how they would like to help.
Volunteer Cornwall is coordinating volunteers and requests for help in the Cornwall region, where King’s Service Centre is based. There are a range of volunteering roles that can be done virtually and at home. Two examples include becoming a ‘Telephone Befriender’ or a ‘Wellbeing Mentor’.