HelpMyStreet Ruddington launching soon
Despite lockdown easing during the summer months, the team behind the Ruddington Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group, supported by the Parish Council and Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP), have been working on a way to build on the amazing enthusiasm of the 250+ people who volunteered to help in the village with prescription collections, shopping, meal deliveries, telephone support and many other tasks.
The result of this is a new web based platform which will make volunteering in Ruddington simple, safe and effective for everyone. Volunteers can sign up, have their ID verified and identify the tasks and locations they’re able to offer help with. Individuals, or someone on their behalf, will be able to log in and request help, or telephone the Parish Council office to ask for help, and the outline of the request is then made available to all volunteers and when one accepts the task, they’ll get full details and can arrange the help that’s required.
his platform will ensure continued support is available to residents throughout the coming months as the current Covid-19 pandemic continues, but will also provide a longer term facility for the community to use to request and offer help. For example, when additional helpers are required at a local community event, or a community litter pick is being arranged, or if you’re taken ill and can’t get out to shop for essentials.
This new service is expected to be launched at the Ruddington Village Market on Saturday 3rd October – come along to the RVCP gazebo to find out more. Or, visit www.HelpMyStreet.org/Ruddington where you can see more details and sign up to support your community by volunteering to help. If you have questions, there’s a lot of useful information here https://www.helpmystreet.org/questions or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We were overwhelmed by the amazing response from so many volunteers and once again we would like to thank everyone who has helped via the Ruddington Covid-19 Mutual Aid group.
We look forward to seeing volunteering in Ruddington continue for many years to come.
Sue Matthews, RVCP