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Volunteering and Covid-19

By everybody working together we can create the biggest act of organised kindness in our city’s history...

Lots of people are getting in touch to offer support in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We think that's wonderful and want to make sure that everyone who can offer support is able to do so, to do this safely and where it will be most useful.

Covid-19 - Support for voluntary sector organisations

We have lots of people are getting in touch wanting to support the voluntary sector in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. That's why we've set up the Covid-19 Community Volunteer Programme to help coordinate what we see as the biggest act of organised kindness in our city’s history. To make sure that this is as effective as possible, we want to know from you, what support would be of most help to you right now.

Covid-19 Community Volunteering is a volunteer programme operating across Manchester, to ensure support is in place to care for people and communities during the Covid-19 outbreak.The programme is coordinated by Macc - a registered charity, working all year round to support a thriving voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Manchester via the Manchester Volunteer Centre.

We will use the information below to create requests for support and share those with volunteers and employers who want to help.


Please outline the different type of support you feel your organisation would benefit from at the moment:

For example:

  • Are you in need of volunteers to offer practical support in the community? (This could be tasks such as telephone befriending, dropping off supplies to vulnerable people etc)
  • Would you benefit from support from someone with a logistics or marketing background
  • Do you need volunteers who have a particular driving qualification?
  • Do you need funding or HR advice?


If you are a volunteer wanting to offer support to the community, please register here for our Covid-19 Community Volunteering Programme


This is in case you are unavailable or have to self-isolate
You can complete this form more than once, as and when your support needs change.

To read more about how the information you provide us will be used please read our privacy policy


We have collated information and resources that may also be useful to you at this time and we will continue to update this page: Covid-19 Infomration and Resources


Covid-19 Community Volunteering

Lots of people are getting in touch wanting to support others in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. We think that’s brilliant. We want sure that everyone who can give their support is able to do so safely and where it will be most useful.

Covid-19 Community Volunteering scheme will cover the whole city of Manchester, helping gather together the efforts of everyone to ensure that the most vulnerable people receive help and that all volunteers and recipients of support are safe. If you're healthy and low risk, you can sign-up on the form below to become a Covid-19 Community Volunteer and help others in the city.

Volunteers can offer practical support such as drivers for shopping deliveries, making check-in phone calls or you can share specific skills with voluntary organisations looking for support such as administration, communications and marketing.

We have developed some example roles which groups are already telling us they need volunteer support with. When you sign up, you can express a preference for any of these but of course the situation we all face is changing rapidly so over the long term we will be asking for to volunteers to sign up for other opportunities as well.

Our team is working with voluntary and community groups to assess what they need help with so we can match people to where they will be most useful. So please complete the simple form and we will touch help match you to the right opportunities and any training or guidance you might need for particular roles.

This is a fast moving situation and of course it is a very busy time so please bear with us.

Thank you for your support and your willingness to help. We will get through this by working together.