Local support across the borough/Volunteering Opportunities

Details on the community support available as well as volunteering opportunities you may be interested in

Alongside our partners, we’re committed to supporting all of the residents of Doncaster.

We know these are difficult times, so if you feel like you need a little extra support but have no one around to help then please get in touch with us! 

You can call our helpline Monday to Friday between 8.30am – 5pm on 01302 734403

Outside of these hours there will be a limited service for emergency situations only. 

Doncaster Social Isolation and Loneliness Alliance

The Social Isolation and Loneliness Alliance (SIA) is a collaboration of partners from the public, voluntary, community and faith sectors who are committed to reducing social isolation andlonelinessinDoncaster. 

People of all ages can feel lonely and isolated at times, even when surrounded by people. This is a priority issue for the SIA and large sections of the voluntary and public sectors are working to support people of all ages impacted by social isolation and loneliness.  

Through our range of partners, the SIA can offer access to:

  • Support packages to combat poor mental and physical health and well-being.
  • Be-friending sessions online and face to face.
  • Substance misuse advice and rehabilitation programmes.
  • Social welfare advice, and support.
  • A range of engaging physical activity, social, recreational, cultural, and creative programmes.
  • Local foodbanks to tackle food poverty.
  • Social prescribing programmes.
  • Community led and peer support programmes.
  • Volunteering opportunities.
  • Access to other agencies to support complex needs. 

Anyone who needs help or advice or has no other support can ring the SIA Helpline seven days a week Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am to 6pm.  

HELPLINE NUMBER: 01302 430322

Volunteer Hub

Voluntary Action Doncaster has developed a Volunteer Hub. This matches those people who are interested in volunteering to opportunities with local community groups and organisations. During Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic this is a really important way of providing support to isolated and vulnerable people.

You can sign up as a community volunteer and find out more on their website www.voluntaryactiondoncaster.org.uk 

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Last updated: 27 October 2022 12:34:56

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