Coronavirus Community Response Scheme

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus many community groups and good neighbour schemes have been operating across our Borough.

Alongside these groups, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, working in partnership with Next Generation, launched the Coronavirus Community Response Scheme. This was set up in order to reach out to those residents who do not have computer/internet or social media access, meeting gaps in provision. 

As guidelines update and change, all of these schemes will be in need of volunteers to assist with the following:

  • Food provision
  • Collecting medication
  • Befriending
  • Keeping active
  • Dog walking

We are currently in need of new volunteers for our telephone befriending scheme, 'Keep Well - Hinckley & Bosworth'. 

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteer telephone befrienders, please follow the link below to complete the Coronavirus Community Response Volunteer Form.  

This will register your details and we will respond as soon as possible. 




Community Volunteering

Reasons why people volunteer

  • Contributing to a worthwhile cause
  • Connecting with my community
  • Experiencing new lifestyles and cultures
  • Meeting new friends
  • Having more time to give after retirement
  • Boost your CV and career prospects
  • Gain work experience and learn new skills
  • Improves confidence and well-being

Register your interest in Community Volunteering - General Volunteering

For those wanting to assist in community initiatives relating to coronavirus outbreak please follow the link to complete a specialised form: https://forms.gle/R9QNcSvAXqZ1SwN17

Please select up to 2 categories of interest.

Generic Advice to those wanting to help in our Community:


Here’s how you can volunteer to help and support others during the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.

Look out for your neighbours

The simplest thing everyone can do right now is look out for their neighbours and offer help with shopping and other errands.

It's not just about neighbours who are self-isolating or vulnerable. Other people in the community who might also appreciate help are:

  • stretched medical staff and volunteers
  • staff and volunteers in key worker roles
  • supermarket workers
  • delivery drivers.

Stay safe when supporting others

  • Keep washing your hands often for 20 seconds.
  • Stay at least two metres - about three steps - away from people you’re helping.
  • If you’re trying to help someone with very serious issues – don’t be afraid to flag with appropriate statutory services.
  • Support family, friends and neighbours by phone or video call.
  • Offer to run errands for people but stay outside of people’s homes.
  • Let family and friends know what you’re doing.
  • Don’t take on too much - it's often better not to offer at all than to let someone down.
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