Volunteering in the local community
Richmond residents wishing to volunteer in the community in response to the Covid19 situation should use existing voluntary organisations, which will have safeguarding practices already in place for volunteers and users. Age UK Richmond suggest contacting Richmond's Council for Voluntary Service on 020 8843 7945.
Here are some established neighbourhood organisations you can contact:
Richmond Council have set up a Community Hub helpline as a first response for residents, particularly those elderly and/or vulnerable without support networks, who need support to access medical/care services and food supplies.
In North Kingston, BRaG is a local community group for Burton, Adelaide and Gibbon Roads. It has created some WhatsApp support groups for specific roads, which can be found here.
Age UK Richmond along with 19 other local charities and Richmond Council are working together to support older and most vulnerable residents. They will take donations of food and household items which will then be delivered via a trustworthy network of third sector staff members and DBS checked volunteers. Non-perishable donations needed include tinned soup, fruit and vegetables, tinned meat and fish, powdered milk, rice, pasta and sauces, cereals, biscuits, crisps, toilet rolls and personal care items (for example baby wipes, incontinence pads and cleaning products). Donations accepted 0900 to 1400 until further notice at Twickenham Wellbeing Centre, Arragon Road, Twickenham, TW1 3NH.