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Winter Friends

Each winter, our health and care services come under pressure in Cornwall due to a variety of factors including severe weather, flu virus etc. This year, we are determined to be ahead of the game so Volunteer Cornwall is looking for people to support others in their community this coming winter.

Roles will vary depending on circumstances and what you want to get involved in but could include:

  • Visiting older residents to make sure they have access to all the support they need
  • Helping keep pavements and driveways in your neighbourhood clear of ice and snow
  • Acting as an information point for the local community in the event of severe weather and feeding information back to agencies on community needs
  • Volunteer driving – particularly if you have a 4x4 vehicle.

Volunteers are required in all parts of the county. You can get involved in as much or as little activity as you wish to suit the time you have available.

We will contact you when there is a need for your help and you can say yes or no on a case by case basis.
You should not be out of pocket for getting involved and we may be able to offer other training and support depending on the role you are fulfilling.

To sign up as a ‘Winter Friend’ in your community, contact Volunteer Cornwall on 01872 266988 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.