Help us to mobilise volunteers in England

We need volunteers to help those severely affected by the covid-19 crisis. Many people are unable to carry out vital daily tasks to support their mental health. We need a digital platform to gather and organise volunteers, as well as a Volunteer Coordinator to manage them.

In this crisis we are doing everything we can to support those who need it most, but our staff are increasingly stretched. Getting medication, shopping, staying active and having contact with others is vital for keeping people mentally well. In order for us to continue helping those who need it, we need the kindness of volunteers across the country to help our services.

Organising volunteers is a coordinated effort which we are currently unable to manage. We need funding for a digital platform and new staff member to manage volunteering. They would gather volunteers across England, allocate shifts and tasks, as well as recruit, vet, induct and support the volunteers.

With your help, we can ensure that people with mental illness have access to the additional support and activities which keep them well, and decrease the isolation felt from the covid-19 crisis and beyond.

We need £35,000 to make this happen. Please donate today.

We need £35,000 to fund this project for 1 year. Please donate what you can today. To send a secure bank transfer please use the following details:

Sort code: 010931

Account number: 59428945

Account name: Mental Health UK

Reference: Volunteers

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If you would like to talk to us about your donation, please email covidcrisis@mentalhealth-uk.org.