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DMU Local launches volunteer register to help in the fight against COVID-19


De Montfort University is committed to the public good and making a difference in the community. Last year, our students and staff volunteered for a total of more than 20,000 hours in the community. 

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DMU Local is part of a city-wide initiative that is being coordinated by Voluntary Action Leicester (VAL) and through the City Mayor’s Office and we would like to encourage our students to volunteer for the city-wide effort if you wish to. 

The types of volunteering are evolving as the crisis unfolds but examples will include helping those suffering with social isolation with a telephone call and a friendly voice, or delivering food to those self-isolating or being ‘shielded’ because they have an underlying health condition. It depends on the evolving needs of the city and other skills may be needed as the country gets back on its feet. 

How do I volunteer? 

Firstly, you need to register your interest with DMU Local using this form on MyGateway 

You will then log on to MyGateway in the usual way and register your interest. As volunteering opportunities come in which match your skills and availability, you will be contacted by DMU Local, who will manage all opportunities involving staff and students. 

After initially registering your interest, there may be a bit of a short time delay waiting for opportunities to come in, matching people with those opportunities and then starting volunteering so please bear with us. 

We appreciate that there will be a number of questions that you may have relating to volunteering so please take a look at our volunteering FAQs.
Posted on Monday 30th March 2020

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