Volunteers Needed

Published: 30 March 2020

Cornwall Council is working closely with Volunteer Cornwall to put in place a network of volunteers to support vulnerable people in their communities at this difficult time. St Enoder Parish Council is also involved, and Cornwall Councillor Dick Cole and Parish Council Clerk Amanda Clerk have agreed to be the “distribution hub” for Volunteer Cornwall in our area.

While we believe that many people are already supporting their families and neighbours, it is likely that some people or agencies will contact Volunteer Cornwall directly. In such circumstances, Dick and Amanda will be contacted and asked to arrange for a local volunteer to provide the assistance. It could be that there will be a need to assist with the delivery of food parcels (direct from government sources) to individuals and families, who are unable to get out.

If you would like to be on the list of formal volunteers for St Enoder Parish, please email your name, address and phone number to dickcole@btinternet.com and clerk@saintenoderparishcouncil.org.uk.

Volunteers will be considered “key workers” as they will be providing essential care and support in their local community. As the Police are increasing checks on people who are moving around, volunteers will also be provided with a letter confirming their position, which can be presented to any police officer or person in authority if requested.

In addition, if you are particularly concerned about someone who has particular needs, please let the Parish Council know. We have direct links to Cornwall Council’s local Community Link Officer, who will be best placed to organise a response from the relevant team at Cornwall Council or an associated partner organisations.

Thank you.