Thank you to everyone who is contacting us to offer assistance to the community. We are liaising with the CDEM Group and collating contact details for those interested specifically in volunteering during the current unprecedented situation. Here’s a message from the CDEM team:

“Right now, our country is in COVID-19 Alert Level 4 and a State of National Emergency has been declared. The Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is working with a wide range of agencies and organisations for a coordinated response across the region. Local community groups are already playing a vital role to (virtually) reach out and support those in need. Reaching out with a phone call or a text is a great way to ensure we all stay connected and provide help where it is needed. However, initiatives such as door knocking or physical meetings with those outside your own bubble are not permitted.”

If you are already registered with Volunteering Canterbury, now is a great time to ensure your contact details are up to date! Login to our database here.