Community Point

Covid -19 and the Community – how you can help

There has been a fantastic response from the community to the current situation with many people coming forward wanting to help people affected by the virus.  Voluntary Action South West Surrey is working with our local Borough Councils and the University of Surrey Students Union to ensure that vulnerable people who have to self-isolate get the help they need.

  • If you would like to help out then please get in touch with us and we can connect you with to someone who needs help.  People affected may need help with shopping or a chat on the phone to someone.  There will also be a need for volunteers to help out to cover for existing volunteers as they themselves  have to self-isolate leaving voluntary groups short of help
  • If you know someone who needs help or need help yourself then please get in touch and we will help connect you to the support you need.
  •   If you are a voluntary, community group or faith group, a group of neighbours getting together or a local business that is offering a response to Covid-19 then please let us know what you are doing so we can direct people to you as necessary.

Learn how you can volunteer safely

You can contact us on 01483 565456 or email

Community Point is an information hub in the centre of Guildford where you can drop in and find out about all number of community activities, services and volunteering opportunities in the Guildford and Waverley area.


With Community Point

We all know that sometimes getting out and about can be difficult; maybe you’re new to the area, had a change in circumstances such as the birth of a baby, a spell of illness or retirement or maybe getting out and about is hard for you because of mobility problems, anxiety or lack of confidence.

Perhaps you’ve become isolated and the thought of joining in with activities is daunting, or you just need some help finding out what activities there are in your neighbourhood.

Whatever the reason at Community Point we can help you find fun social activities to join in with and help connect you to them. We have a large database of local clubs, support groups, and community activities. Whether you’re looking to meet like-minded people, take up a new hobby, join a support group or improve your fitness, our trained advisers can help you find something that suits you.


With Community Point

Volunteering helps other people but it also helps you. As a volunteer you can make new friends, share your skills and learn new ones. You’ll be making a valuable contribution while keeping active and involved in your community

There are hundreds of different ways to get involved and hundreds of different organisations who need volunteering help locally. There are so many in fact, that it can be time consuming and confusing trying to find one that suits you best

At Community Point we have volunteer advisers who can help you look through what is available and help match you to the volunteering role that is right for you.

Whether you want to volunteer for a few hours a month or several days a week; whether you want to volunteer in an office, in the great outdoors, for a small community group, a big charity or for a public service. Whether you want to volunteer with children, older people, people with disabilities, animals, the arts, sport, the environment, in health, in schools. Whether you want to help with the admin, be a befriender, design a website, raise funds or be a trustee, our advisers will be able to find something for you


With Community Point

We know, it can be daunting to take that first step of contacting a group, either if you want to join in with their activities or you want to volunteer.

At Community Point there are several ways we can help support you if you are feeling unsure or nervous about getting started. We can contact the organisation on your behalf, make appointments for you and even
accompany you until you are settled in.

If you are looking for support to help you or someone you are caring for cope with a specific condition, or if you are facing a particular difficulty such as loneliness, depression or anxiety we can help you find out what services are available and help you get in touch.

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