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Coronavirus: Get in touch to volunteer

  • If you are a volunteer or want to volunteer, please get in touch with us so that we can pass on your details at a local level
  • If you have organised or are currently running a new informal local coronavirus (COVID-19) volunteer group, please get in touch so we have the group's details
  • If you are interested in becoming a local lead volunteer for your neighbourhood, please contact covid-19.support@horsham.gov.uk
  • To talk to a member of the team about volunteering, please call 01403 215230 or email Covid-19.Support@horsham.gov.uk

Get in touch to volunteer

Volunteering in Horsham Town

The Horsham Town area has approximately 25,000 households and 40,000 people. Providing effective support across this area and to this many people during the COVID-19 situation was always going to be a big ask.

As Horsham Town Centre is the largest area in the District with the highest population, the Council are managing the volunteer hub for the town directly in collaboration with other voluntary and community organisations.

This pack has been put together by Horsham District Council (HDC), Horsham Self Isolation Support (HSIS) Facebook Group, Age UK Horsham District and St Mark’s Holbrook to support volunteers in Horsham Town Centre. It focuses on the support mechanisms being used across the Horsham Town area by different organisations and groups and a range of information which we hope will be helpful.

Horsham Town Volunteer Information Pack

Volunteering in towns and villages across the District

To support communities across the entire district, Horsham District Council, in partnership with existing and new organisations, volunteer and social media groups, has now established 27 Community Volunteer Hubs across the District.

The Hubs are manned by volunteers and give practical help such as going for shopping and medicines, and providing emotional support with a friendly phone call for those who are isolated at home.

What does a local lead volunteer do?

  • They circulate their contact details to a specified area via a leaflet drop to every household, providing people who need support a direct telephone number and those that wish to volunteer the opportunity to get involved.
  • They can then coordinate the volunteers that come forward to meet any support requests using a WhatsApp group or other means. This enables the load to be shared and coordinated in a neighbourhood and ensures cover if a key volunteer needs to self-isolate.

If you are interested in becoming a local lead volunteer for your neighbourhood, please contact covid-19.support@horsham.gov.uk

Training and support

Free suicide prevention online training available to volunteers

West Sussex Mind is now able to offer a free online training course on suicide prevention to anyone working or volunteering for a community support organisation in West Sussex. This is in response to the potential increased risk of suicide due to the current crisis.

Find out more about the training and sign up on the West Sussex Mind website