Watford Helps (Volunteering and Support)
For more information on COVID-19, visit www.watford.gov.uk/coronavirus
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.
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.
- Sign up online to volunteer now (we can only accept those 16 or over)
- Phone 01923 278503 during our usual opening hours.
Thank you so much. Your kindness can help make lives better during this difficult time.
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 watfordfoodbank.co.uk or phone 01923 804435 10am to 1pm, Monday to Saturday.
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 www.hertshelp.net
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