We know that not everyone can do everything – checking in on family, friends, elderly relatives is as vital a resource as the options given below. Supporting someone vulnerable around you can make a huge difference.

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#BBKind #PoundsForPuds

Show your support to the hospitality industry by baking for #BBKind. Bake, share, and nominate your friends. If you can, donate to Hospitality Action helping support hospitality workers most in need.


Offer a home cooked meal to a neighbouring carer with no-contact pickups.


The theme for Mental Health Awareness Month 2020 is kindness. Get involved by sharing your acts of kindness on social using #KindnessMatters and #MentalHealthAwarenessweek or host a fundraiser.


Do the 2.6 Challenge to help save the UK's charities. The 2.6 Challenge can be any activity you like check the website for inspiration.

ASDA volunteer shopping card

A cashless, contactless, safe and secure way to allow others to shop for those who are self-isolating, older or medically vulnerable.

Boots Safe Spaces

@BootsUK and @UKSAYSNOMORE have introduced Safe Spaces in consultation rooms, where people can go to find support and call a helpline

COVID-19 Mutual Aid UK

Join local community groups as a volunteer which are organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK.


Be connected with others and have a chit-chat 0333 002 0333. Enthusiastic volunteers oversee the phone line and are committed to having a friendly discussion with anyone who reaches out.


Use to look through 100s of meaningful COVID-19 related innovations, worldwide. Learn about all the inspiring innovations across industries and how you can get involved.


Recycle and make some money on the side. Use Depop to buy and sell fashion on their online marketplace.

Employee rights

Help service providers, eg. your office cleaners, raise the issue of their rights and pay with senior management and ask what your organisation does to support them.

Full sick and self-isolation pay for all workers! Open letter to the Prime Minister

Many key workers are agency staff or on zero or low-hour contracts, with no ordinary rights to paid leave. Sign an open letter to the Prime Minister for full sick and self-isolation pay for all workers.

Government advice

Refer to government information on how to get involved and volunteer in a way that suits you.

ILGA-The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

A worldwide federation which has been campaigning for LGBT+ rights in 152 countries since 1978.


Support UK black-owned businesses locally and online.


You can now de-clutter your home and donate your unwanted items. So clear out your bookshelves and cupboards, and easily turn your unwanted items into precious pounds for a good cause.


Join the British Red Cross campaign and show solidarity. Browse their online gift shop and buy something to support them. More info can be found on their website or Instagram @britishredcross.


Print out these postcards with the message -Hello! If you are self-isolating, I can help- and post through the door of your neighbour.

Abortion access during COVID-19

A quarter of bpas (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) clinics have already closed due to staff sickness and isolation. Protect women at risk by writing to your MPs.

British Red Cross

Become a BRC community reserve volunteer and help your community get back on track in the event of a major local emergency.

Call your MP and support #TRUSSTME

#TRUSSTME - Don't roll back on trans dignity. Every email sent to your MP is great, but also call them for more impact.

Choose Love

Alongside wearing your Choose Love tee, your gift will be sent to one of the Choose Love projects. Browse the store to support displaced people around the world.


Help homeless services stay open and provide vital care and protection.

Refer to a database of UK volunteering opportunities. You can join as a coronavirus responder or choose other opportunities.


FareShare tackle hunger and food waste. Help them and find the right role for you with five quick questions.

Give blood

You can still give blood and platelets during Coronavirus!

Help businesses

Buy gift cards from your favourite local businesses, cafes and restaurants to help them stay a float. OR give to anyone providing vital services in your community.


#COVAKchallenge was started by the What Can We Do? team, encouraging people to enact acts of kindness for others or themselves during this difficult time.

#JustRecovery campaign

Support a healthier and more equitable future in a time when national governments and the international community are taking steps for immediate relief and long-term recovery from the pandemic.


Send a letter to the government to take immediate action to ensure the safety of refugees. Ensure leaders of the EU take refugees into their countries, in order to prevent a medical disaster.


You can volunteer to help produce face shields by 3D printing, for frontline staff.

Adopt a grandparent

You can help to bring a sense of comfort by becoming a virtual volunteer and having calls with residents.

COVID symptom tracker

Help to slow the spread of COVID-19 and identify those at risk sooner by self-reporting symptoms daily.

Call your friends and loved ones

Especially call those who are alone right now will need more social support.

Co-op community shopping scheme

Helping people self-isolating. It enables a safe way to pay for and get essential shopping delivered by local volunteers. Call 0800 029 4592 to purchase or top up your card.

Depaul UK

Focused on supporting young people in crisis, donate to ensure services are kept running.

EarlyBeep app

Install for volunteers to organise, request and provide help locally, based on location.


Help them deliver food to the frontline organisations providing a lifeline to those most at risk.

GoodSAM app

Install and join as an NHS Volunteer Responder. Roles include delivery of shopping and medical supplies and calls with elderly.

Heroes of Covid-19 Memory Game

Play this memory game to learn about everyone coming together to help fight the Coronavirus.

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