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Join the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic

Our students and staff have been volunteering to help people in the communities of Leicester since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic national lockdown in late March.

We now have a series of new volunteering opportunities to help people struggling because of the pandemic and lockdown restrictions in the city.

These opportunities are available in 5-week blocks, and we ask that you commit to a minimum of 5 weeks at a time.

You can choose to do as many days as you wish at one or several of the venues. While the number of hours you do and the end time is flexible, all volunteers need to be available at the start time as that is when any training and advice is given to volunteers.

If you have any questions or want further information, email DMU Local at


E2 Community Hub 

E2 is a long standing partner of DMU Local and need your support in their emergency food distribution. Based in Beaumont Leys, E2 has been preparing food parcels from donated food and distributing them throughout the community on the estate. Support is needed here daily.

Monday - Friday: 9am-4pm


Wesley Hall (Limited spaces available)

Wesley Hall is a community charity based in Highfields, which has been offering support services to the community, with the help of DMU Local, for many years. The Covid response element of their services run daily, offering food donations to members of the community who need them. Wesley Hall also appreciate admin support where possible.

Monday - Friday 10am-2pm


Woodgate Community Food (Limited spaces available)

Woodgate is a city centre based Covid food hub, offering food parcels to those who need them in the community. Woodgate would really benefit from volunteers helping to sort through food donations, ready for the local community to accept:.

Friday 10:15am - 1pm

Saturday 9am - 12:30pm

We are asking that volunteers interested in helping out sign up using this form



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