Coronavirus Support Pages

Watford Helps (Volunteering and Support)

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During this uncertain time of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), we know that you and lots of other people want to help support our most vulnerable residents.

The council also understands that many people will need extra support, like help with shopping, walking the dog, picking up prescriptions or just checking in with them to have a chat. On this page you'll find information about:

You can also find links to essential services and local organisations.

How to donate your time

If you want to volunteer, or you're an organisation or business who would like to give support, please let Watford Borough Council know (we can only accept those 16 or over). We can give your details to local community and volunteering groups who are looking for help and support from people like you.

Thank you so much. Your kindness can help make lives better during this difficult time.

Giving Donations

Watford Foodbank already supports people who are in hardship, and will continue to do so during the Coronavirus outbreak. You can take your food donations to:

  • The Foodbank Warehouse (Unit 5, the Empire Centre, Imperial Way, Watford, WD24 4YH)
  • The collection point at Tesco Extra at Waterfields Retail Park.

For more information, please visit the Foodbank website at or phone 01923 804435 10am to 1pm, Monday to Saturday.

Getting Support

The council is working with Hertfordshire County Council and partner organisations to make sure everyone who needs support can get it.

From early next week, you will be able to request support by completing an online form or by phoning 01923 278503 . Until then, please contact our Community Navigators at Herts Help on 0300 123 4044 or visit their website at

And though most people will offer genuine support, please be cautious when accepting offers of help.

Links to support organisations

Information about essential services and support organisations.

Herts Age UK
Tel: 01707 323272 (Mon-Fri between 09:00 and 16:30)

Herts Help - network of community organisations in Hertfordshire working together, and helping people in crisis to find support, guidance and information.
Tel: 0300 123 4044

New Hope
Tel: 01923 210 696

Small Acts of Kindness
Tel: 01923372717

Watford Foodbank (Mon – Sat between 10:00 and 13:00)
Tel: 01923 804435 or 07925 813027

Watford Citizens Advice
Tel: 03444 111 444 (Mon-Fri between 10:00 and 16:00)
Visit the Watford CAB website

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