Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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1. Volunteering

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

  • Register to volunteer 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.
  • Search a database of volunteer opportunities across Surrey and look at “More Ways to Get Involved” – see here for details.

Voluntary group or organisation

If you are a local group or organisation that needs volunteers, you can contact Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead (VARB) using their volunteer request form here or by emailing [email protected]. VARB also has a range of useful resources and guidance to support local volunteer groups.

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.

The government has issued advice on how to help safely for people who are providing essential support to friends and family who are in isolation.

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.