A COMMUNITY hub set up to help the borough's most vulnerable residents is appealing for volunteers to lend a hand.

Whitefield Hub is urging people to join them in assisting those in need during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The centre is one of five hubs set up across Bury and is based at the Children's Centre in Ribble Drive.

James Turrell, a customer engagement coordinator at Bury Council, who has been assigned to support the Whitefield Hub, said: "We desperately need volunteers to join our team.

"We are looking for anyone who can spare two hours per week and can: staff the distribution centre, collect and do shopping, pack parcels, and do general admin."

One of the key areas where volunteers will be helping out is with food shopping and delivering items to residents who are self-isolating or who have difficulties leaving their homes.

These deliveries will be across the Whitefield and Unsworth areas.

To volunteer for these duties you must have a valid DBS check.

However, those without a DBS can still help out at the hub in other capacities.

For more information or to volunteer email J.Turrell@bury.gov.uk with the following details:

  • Name:
  • DBS ID:
  • Where are you based?:
  • Are you fit and well?:
  • What is your availability?
  • What can you help to do?
  • Contact email:
  • Contact number:

Those living outside of Whitefield or wishing to volunteer at another hub can visit www.buryvcfa.org.uk.

If you are considered vulnerable or a "shielded person" and require assistance for food shopping or medical deliveries please ring the contact centre on 0161 253 5353.