In normal circumstances, as a Helping Hands volunteer you can choose what you
would like to help with and how much time you can give.
Villagers needing assistance can call a central number (07726 592739) and ask for
help. This phone is manned by a volunteer who is known as "The Phone Holder".
Requests are often for help with transport, shopping, collecting prescriptions,
gardening, cooking, small jobs (like changing a light bulb) etc.
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The phone holder then looks at the database of volunteers under the task
requested e.g. shopping, and calls or emails a volunteer on the list to see if they
That’s it – there is no pressure, but we are very grateful for any help you can
give. We provide you with official ID, a Helping Hands Volunteers Handbook and
contact numbers. You will need a DBS certificate if you don’t already have one,
but we can organise that for you. We publish a regular newsletter to keep you
updated on the scheme and have occasional social events so that you can meet
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During the coronavirus pandemic, we also have "Street Champions" who villagers can call if they need assistance. Their
number is found on the “Hello! I can help” card distributed to all households. If they cannot help they will forward the
request to Helping Hands volunteers to assist.