An exciting new volunteering initiative which will help support the needs of residents in the Meadows area of Nottingham is set to be launched this month (June 2021).
Notts County Foundation and the Bridges Community Trust have partnered with Meadows Community Helpers to enhance the amount of support available for local residents on a day-to-day basis.
The new scheme will be strengthened further thanks to a dedicated page on the HelpMyStreet website, which was established in 2020 by Nottinghamshire entrepreneur Mark Hawkins in order to assist individuals supporting their communities throughout the pandemic. Already established in the Ruddington area of Nottingham, HelpMyStreet’s aim is to make volunteering and finding volunteers safe, simple and effective for everyone.
Sam Crawford, Head of Business Development at Notts County Foundation, said: “Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, togetherness and local support has been vital in supporting communities through this unpredictable time. From assisting with weekly shopping to just having a conversation with someone who’s feeling lonely, the importance of helping others when and where possible cannot be underestimated.”
The platform will enable local residents to register as a volunteer and help match them with local requests for support, with tasks such as shopping for essentials, taking out bins, digital support or a friendly chat with those most isolated all being available.
The launch of this innovative new scheme in the Meadows area will help further the vital work carried out by the pre-existing Meadows Community Helpers since March 2020 and will also help expand the scale of support within the area.
Sam added: “Notts County Foundation is proud to support the invaluable work of the Meadows Community Helpers and we look forward to working alongside all of the selfless volunteers to help support as many people in the local community as possible.”
For more information about Meadows Community Helpers, visit https://www.helpmystreet.org/meadows-community-helpers.