#COVID19 VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY RESPONSE
HERE'S WHAT WE'RE DOING
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#COVID19 | RECOVERY
We are heartened by the voluntary action and community spirit through Denbighshire and elsewhere.
Our #COVID19 Volunteer Community Response involves working with the local communities, our local statutory partners, Third Sector Support Wales partners and Welsh Government. All our resource is focused on mobilising and catalysing community action.
DVSC is waiving its membership fees for all volunteers, voluntary
and community groups, third sector organisations, social
enterprises, Town and Community Councils and small business for
the duration of the #COVID19 pandemic.
DO YOU WANT TO HELP?
Our small team is working in partnership with all stakeholders to mobilise a #COVID19 Volunteer Community Response that is safe, effective and bolsters community spirit. Let's work together to meet the #COVID19 challenge.
If you are healthy and inspired to volunteer please register, email or call us.
STAY STRONG STAY SAFE STAY POSITIVE
All DVSC events and networks were cancelled with immediate effect and for the foreseeable future, after the statement made by the government on Monday 16 March.
Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday evening, 23 March, 2020 our community hub in the heart of Ruthin is no longer open to the public.
We are available to provide support and advice over the phone or via email. Our online chat service will launch on the 1 April.
We wish to reassure you of the following:
We are committed to providing excellent and motivational support during the #COVID19 crisis
#TeamDVSC are now working from home and are available via the phone or email from 0830-1630 (1600 on Friday)
Our work to mobilise #DenbighshireVolunteers and safely connect volunteers to those most in need remains our top priority
We are working closely with our statutory partners to ensure support gets to the elderly and vulnerable in a way that complies with the new emergency measures
In the days and weeks ahead we will provide timely, relevant and inspiring information to keep everyone's spirits up
If we work together, we can Stay Strong, Stay Safe, Stay Positive
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LOOKING FOR HELP GETTING ONLINE?
DVSC is a member of the UK wide Online Learning Centre network and we work closely with our partner, Wales Cooperative Centre.
For those who are now looking for help to get online, from the basics of how to use a computer to using video calling tutorials you can register to use the free Learn My Way platform. Click on the link below to register from home using Centre number 8005103 to access the training.
If you need any help accessing the Learn My Way platform, give us a call on 07917 764 877.
Are you a digital hero or heroine?
If you have digital skills and are willing to provide advice (by telephone or email) to help people get online please register your interest below.
DVSC will pay all volunteer expenses linked to telephone support. Get in touch below.
If you want to discuss further before registering please call Gareth, DVSC's Digital Champion on 01824 702 441.
01824 702 441
#DenbighshireVolunteers, your County needs you!
Are you healthy and fit?
Do you want to step up?
Do you want to play a part to protect and help
the vulnerable and isolated?
#TeamDVSC are working in partnership with all stakeholders to develop a #COVID19 Volunteer Community Response that is safe, effective and bolsters community spirit.
We are looking for people to deliver food supplies and other provisions to the elderly and vulnerable in the community. If you're at home and self-isolating you can still help by being a phone buddy or a digital hero or heroine.
Let's work together to meet the #COVID19 challenge.
If you are inspired to volunteer please register via the button below. Sign up today!
Are you offering support to your community during the #COVID19 epidemic?
Register on Infoengine, the online directory of third sector services, to let your community know how you can help them
in these difficult times. Infoengine is the place for all services provided by charities,
voluntary organisations and community groups.
Use time working from home to register and promote your services online so we build a comprehensive online directory of services in Denbighshire.
Download the poster and share with friends and colleagues.
Help us to share your services by registering below.
We manage grant distribution to support voluntary action and social enterprise in Denbighshire in ways that enhance individual and community wellbeing.
The new round of funding for #COVID19, the Voluntary Services Emergency Fund, has been enabled by Welsh Government with £25,000 ready to distribute to support voluntary community action in Denbighshire!
Voluntary and community groups, not for profit organisations and registered charities can apply for up to £2000.
Its purpose is to enable those providing vital support to people in isolation, the elderly, carers, people struggling to access food etc.
Email or call us for guidance.
Alternatively, fill in the Volunteer Emergency Fund application below now!