Hertfordshire united against coronavirus
#TeamHerts Volunteering is a countywide Hertfordshire service providing information for individuals who want to volunteer and for charities or similar organisations who are looking to recruit and manage volunteers. The countywide effort to ensure the extremely vulnerable can self-isolate for twelve weeks has seen the food pack distribution process working well and continued over the Easter weekend. We are now delivering circa 300 food parcels a day to individuals. We are also meeting bulk requests for food supplies and are delivering packs of food and essentials to Foodbanks, hostels and other agencies.
Operation Shield is the countywide project to support the 20,000+ people in Hertfordshire that will be getting a letter from the NHS telling them to have no face-to-face contact for 12 weeks. Some of these people will not have support from family or friends and so we will be prioritising to get them food and essential medication.
Operation Sustain aims to mobilise residents and the voluntary sector to support anyone that has been affected by coronavirus, is self-isolating and/or vulnerable but who have not received a letter from the NHS.
- Residents, services and community groups who would like to volunteer can visit or call Herts Help on 0300 123 4044. #TeamHerts Volunteering, which includes all of the local Community Voluntary Service (CVS) hubs, is being promoted as Hertfordshire’s official volunteering network.
- Residents who are self-isolating and in need of support from volunteers can click here, visit their webiste, email or call HertsHelp on 0300 123 4044