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Action for Help: Coronavirus

Connecting volunteers and those in need

Action For Help allows us to organise volunteers and people who need help to provide a better service.

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Volunteer Edinburgh have partnered with cutting edge technology company Astrosat, enabling us to access the best technology to help people via their Action for Help site, so getting that support is easier than ever.

Here you can request help with practical tasks that you might need support with from our Community Taskforce Volunteers.

Our volunteers can help with practical tasks such as shopping, pet care, collecting prescriptions, dog walking, help with recycling and gardening. We can help anyone who is isolated, impacted by the current restrictions or who simply just needs our help. The service is completely free but you do need to pay for any shopping.

It is important when you ask for help that you feel completely confident about who is supporting you. To this end all of our Community Taskforce Volunteers are trained, insured and have electronic Yoti identity badges so you know exactly who is there to help, giving you complete peace of mind.

If you don’t need our help but you would like to give your time to help make Edinburgh the great city that it is then you can find out about the hundreds of varied ways that you can volunteer on our website. Just click on our logo below.