Help At Hand

vcnw help at hand projectHelp At Hand recruits local people in North Warwickshire to volunteer to help people who need help the most.

The project is currently working in Arley to get as many people volunteering to help others in the village less fortunate than themselves. The project mainly helps people who are sick, elderly or disabled and who can’t afford to pay for the work to be done.

The help offered depends on the skills of the volunteers. In the past the project has helped with gardening, DIY, shopping, dog walking and transport. Help at Hand also runs a befriending scheme where volunteers visit lonely and isolated people on a regular basis to keep them company.

Since the project began in 2011 we have worked in Coleshill, Water Orton, Polesworth, Hartshill and Dordon. Gardening and DIY help has proved popular as well as the befriending.

As well as looking for volunteers the project needs to know about those who need help. The project works closely with different organisations and agencies to hear about those who could benefit from the project, but people can refer themselves for help or a family or friend can contact us on their behalf.

If you fancy helping other people in your community or if you would like to tell us about somebody who could benefit from the project, get in touch with Martin on 01827 717073 or email him

The project is flexible and fits around you as a volunteer and the amount of time you can give. It’s a great way to get involved in community life, meet new people and boost your self confidence.