We are fortunate to have a vibrant and incredibly active voluntary sector across the Borough of Fareham and this has never been more important than it is now. Both existing voluntary organisations and new volunteers that came forward in their droves at the start of the current crisis have been working tirelessly to provide vital support to our most vulnerable residents. We would like to pay tribute to each and every one of them, and thank them for their incredible drive and commitment.
Volunteers are helping in all sorts of ways, such as:
The work of these amazing volunteers is carefully coordinated by trusted charities and organisations who already work in the community in Fareham and are known to the Council. This brings huge benefits both to the volunteers, who know their welfare is being considered at every stage, and indeed the vulnerable people they are supporting, some of whom are being targeted by unscrupulous criminals.
The fantastic response of people coming forward means that each of the charities we work with has more than enough volunteers for now; however, we are very aware that this situation might change. For this reason, we have asked One Community to keep a 'standby' list of volunteers, who will be contacted only if the need arises.
If you would like to be added to this list, please email your details to One Community at firstname.lastname@example.org.