Whilst it has been tough for many Londoners, the coronavirus crisis has shown how London is full of amazing communities. We heard of amazing stories of what people did to help keep themselves, neighbours and loved ones well and supported during the pandemic.
This is positive as we know that volunteering can help build personal resilience. People who report a greater interest in helping others are also more likely to rate themselves as happy. Volunteering may not be possible or suitable for everyone, but it increases your skills and wellbeing, and improves social connections. And it helps bring communities together by developing our understanding of each other.
Here we outline some free resources to support you and others to support volunteering in your community.