Last week, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar launched a dedicated service to collect details of individuals and community groups throughout the Western Isles looking to provide volunteering support during Covid-19.
There has already been a significant response from the public to that call, with over 200 offers of help.
Comhairle Leader, Roddie Mackay, said: “When the call went out for volunteer help, we knew that many in our islands would step forward. This is what community is about and the Western Isles remains a community which truly understands what the concept of “community” really means.
“I am full of admiration for those who have volunteered and whilst I would have expected nothing less, it is still quite overwhelming to see the kindness and consideration, and not a little courage, from those who are contributing voluntarily. Their efforts and commitment together with all those employed in delivering crucial services at this time should lift our spirits and give us all encouragement during what is, undoubtedly, a troubling and challenging time for our islands.”
Individuals and community groups, throughout the Western Isles, looking to provide volunteering support during Covid-19 can still register and are encouraged to complete a Volunteer Registration Form or call the service on 01851 822899. Enquiries can also be channelled to firstname.lastname@example.org
James Muir, Volunteer
Joan Muir, Volunteer