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1. Volunteering

Volunteer registration

It is fantastic to see that so many people are keen to help their local community during this time and we are redeploying some of our staff to help. 

Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead (VARB) is a local charity that matches volunteers with voluntary, community and public sector organisations who need volunteer support.

Although emergency volunteer requirements have reduced, there is a growing demand for volunteers from the local voluntary sector as new services grow and old services begin to restart. Many of the volunteers who registered early in the pandemic have returned to work or are no longer available. New volunteers are welcome so the growing needs of the local community can be met. VARB appreciate your patience during the matching process.

If you would like to volunteer to support your community, please register via the Volunteer Registration Form here. VARB will then send you a regular email bulletin with details of current volunteer requests - which you can respond to if suitable.

You can also search a database of volunteer opportunities across Surrey and look at “More Ways to Get Involved” – see here for details.

If you have already registered to volunteer, thank you – VARB will keep you updated on requests for help.

If you are a local group or organisation that needs volunteers, please complete a request form here or contact [email protected] 

VARB has a range of useful resources and guidance to support local volunteer groups on their website.

Already volunteering?

If you are providing (or planning to provide) a community support service in Reigate and Banstead, or you know of such a service, please complete the COVID-19 Community Support Services in Reigate & Banstead online form.

Avoiding scams

Whilst the vast majority of people offering help are genuine, a small minority will be using this situation to exploit and potentially harm vulnerable people. By using established organisations we reduce the likelihood of our residents being exposed to potential harm. Here are some simple steps you can take to avoid scams.