Volunteers supporting Dover

At the start of the Covid19 emergency, a wide group of Dover organisations joined together to form Together4Dover under the umbrella of Dover Big Local. Launched on April 3rd 2020, the helpline service has been offering support to local residents throughout the pandemic but was suspended on August 1st when shielding for most people ceased.

 

If you need help with errands, the NHS Volunteer Responders service may be able to help you. They can be reached on 0808 196 3646 between 8 am and 8 pm.

 

About

Over 80 local Dover people offered to volunteer which included manning the helpline phones, running shopping and prescription errands, as well as delivering hot meals and fresh food deliveries for referrals received for local families in need. There has also been a laundry service offered, together with counselling services provided by Harmony Trust Therapies.

 

In terms of statistics, during the pandemic Together4Dover completed around 600 errands, took over 1,100 phone calls and delivered over 800 hot meals and more than 800 food deliveries.

Prescription collection Nikki

Our Work

Since the beginning of Covid19, here are some of the errands we have carried out around Dover for the local community.

 

Testimonials

Normally I am working within the Community but had to shield due to an underlying health problem. I rang Together4Dover and within 3 hours received my prescription delivered by a lovely lady volunteer and wanted to thank everyone for the support. Take care, stay safe and well and thank you again.

- From Dover Resident on errands
Normally I am working within the Community but had to shield due to an underlying health problem. I rang Together4Dover and within 3 hours received my prescription delivered by a lovely lady volunteer and wanted to thank everyone for the support. Take care, stay safe and well and thank you again.
– From Dover Resident on errands
It's been a wonderful experience so far for me.

- Volunteer for Together4Dover
It’s been a wonderful experience so far for me.
– Volunteer for Together4Dover
Big Thank you to Together For Dover who helped me by collecting/delivering an urgent prescription and who are now helping a friend’s elderly mother as he lives in Norfolk. We are extremely grateful! 

- From Dover Resident on errands
Big Thank you to Together For Dover who helped me by collecting/delivering an urgent prescription and who are now helping a friend’s elderly mother as he lives in Norfolk. We are extremely grateful!
– From Dover Resident on errands
I am so proud to be part of this initiative.

- Volunteer for Together4Dover
I am so proud to be part of this initiative.
– Volunteer for Together4Dover
Volunteer knocking on door

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Christians Together
Dover Big Local
Dover Foodbank
KCC Community Wardens
Mind
The Harmony Trust
Saga
Rotary Club of Dover