Page last updated: 25.3.2020 15:30

A message from our Chief Executive, Anita Maullin:

Here at Volunteer Centre Sutton we are closely following government guidance and we would like to thank you for your continued support as we work together to protect the health and safety of all of our volunteers, service users and staff.

We have taken the decision to cancel all face-to-face volunteer interviews for the time being, and close the Volunteer Centre to members of the public with immediate effect. However, we are still very much open for business and are currently busy working with the entire voluntary and community sector in Sutton to co-ordinate the volunteering roles which can help with the COVID-19 response as well as volunteering roles which can be done remotely. Our main telephone number (020 8661 5900) will be remotely manned by our staff Monday – Friday 09:30 – 16:30.

If you are looking to help your local community during the Covid-19 crisis, you can find out more here

If you are a Sutton based organisation and have immediate and urgent needs for more volunteers, please contact us via this form and we will be in touch as soon as we can. 

After careful consideration it is with great regret that we are also having to suspend our form filling support service for the time being. If you have a scheduled appointment, this has been cancelled. If you have any concerns about your application, please contact Citizens Advice Sutton. You can telephone Citizens Advice Sutton on 020 8405 3552, Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00pm. Here is their latest information on services (13 April 2020).

We will continue to monitor the situation and follow direction given by the government and will take whatever action is necessary to protect the health of our service users, volunteers and staff.

Anita Maullin

Chief Executive    

A message from MAPS MENTORING ADVOCACY & PEER SUPPORT (last updated 9 April 11.00):

The MAPS office is closed following government guidance and advice on staying safe and minimising risk to staff and colleagues amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want to reassure you that we are open and waiting to help and support you.  For any young person out there that wants a chat through this difficult time MAPS mentoring is waiting to hear from you get in touch via maps@vcsutton.org.uk.

Keep safe and keep well. 
Mentoring
Face to face support has been suspended we are continuing to support through telephone sessions. All staff are working from home, they will be answering emails during usual office hours. For further information please contact the MAPS team on 02086615900. 
Advoacy
All staff are working from home, they will be answering emails during usual office hours.
A message from SUTTON BEFRIENDERS (last updated 23 March 10.00):

In light of Corona virus we are sadly having to suspend all our activities, outings, walking groups and 1:1 home visits for the foreseeable future.

If you know anyone in the community who would benefit from phone befriending or help with shopping, dog walking, collecting prescriptions etc then please get in touch as we have lots of lovely volunteers ready and willing to help.

 

Volunteer Centre Sutton is the operational name of Sutton Borough Volunteer Bureau | Company type: Charitable incorporated organisation | Company number: CEO19319 | Charity number: 1048978 |