At the heart of volunteering in the Daventry District since 1990

*COVID-19 Update*

Daventry Volunteer Centre has met and discussed future plans for supporting our volunteers, beneficiaries, fellow VCSE organisations and the wider community through this difficult period.

This will mean changes to the way our existing projects run:

The New Street Café – Will remain closed until we are given the all clear by the Government. This also applies to our community lunches.

Clean & Green – Existing volunteers will be given litter picking equipment, which they can keep at home. We will be supporting them via telephone, email or text where applicable.

Happy @ Home – We will no longer be offering home visits in keeping with Government guidelines. All our group meetings and social activity events have been cancelled. Our volunteers will be encouraged to support their befriendees by telephone/post as wanted. Befriendees will be contacted by our project team to discuss additional support needs. We have produced a support pack for anyone thinking of emergency telephone befriending:

How to be a good befriender [pdf]

Building Better Opportunities– We will be supporting our existing participants via telephone or by appointment as appropriate.

Time Banking Daventry – Members will be supported by telephone.

Daventry Volunteer Centre as the local Infrastructure Support for VCSE organisations across the Daventry District will continue to send out regular newsletters and e-bulletins to support groups and link people in to local emergency response plans.

Daventry District Council have set up an online system for anyone requiring support (such as prescription collection, and shopping) during this time. The form and further information can be found on the Daventry District Council website. 

We hope that everyone in the Daventry district and beyond stays safe, supported and well.

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