If you, or someone you know of, is living alone, is vulnerable and has no one else to help with basic tasks, then the Rotherham Heroes volunteers are here to help.
The Rotherham Heroes Volunteer Programme is a borough-wide volunteer programme, coordinated by Voluntary Action Rotherham and Rotherham Council, to help vulnerable people across Rotherham during the Coronavirus outbreak.
We are continuing to work alongside Rotherham’s voluntary, community and faith groups who are already providing an outstanding service to people in need within our communities.
The help given by our Rotherham Heroes volunteers is precious and so we can only provide it to those most in need for the most essential help – please do not ask for help with anything you could do for yourself or is not essential at this time.
Our volunteers can help with:
- essential weekly shopping
- prescription collection – picking up your medicines from the chemist
- tackling loneliness and isolation by being a friendly voice on the other end of the phone
- pet care – such as taking your dog out once a day
- advice and signposting to support services – putting you in touch with the correct information.
Please click the link if You want to volunteer Are a community group or businesses that can offer help or call us on 01709 807319 between 9am and 5pm.
It’s important to know that volunteers will not come inside your home. If you need help with things inside your home, such as dressing or washing then you should call the Council on 01709 382121 to talk about the services available to you.
Once we have your details and understand your needs our team will then connect you with a volunteer in your neighbourhood.