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My details - giving help

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Please enter your details below and choose whether you want to help local people by direct introductions or just work through a voluntary group.

Please also scroll down and select all the ways that you would like to help.

Public - Your details will be posted on our public map and people will be able to contact you directly. If you're a food bank or pharmacy you may want to choose this option.

Private - If you're one of the three nearest helpers to a person in need, we'll send your details to them.

The ways I can help

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Do you need some help? We'd love to find you a local helper.

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Please be reassured that these personal details will only be used during the coronavirus emergency period and will be fully deleted afterwards.

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The ways I need help

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The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is forcing many people to self-isolate.

This site is here to connect people in affected communities to support one another with essential tasks like food shopping or collecting medicine.

I am self-isolating and I would like help
I can help a person in self-isolation

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How it works

Would you or your family like a little help?

Simply enter your email address, location and any special needs you have.

We'll email you the 3 nearest volunteers! Simple!

Our helpers want to help, so don't be shy!

If you're asking for help, we'll never share your details with anyone or post publicly. Your details are held securely on our system.

If you're a helper we'll only share your details with people in need.

We have registered helpers across the whole country

They're here to help you with...

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About us

We're a passionate team of community-builders. This is a non-profit project, built by all of us on a voluntary basis.


Nick Bailey
Founder of Makesweat.com
Technical lead & occasional marathon runner. Nick started makesweat.com to help fitness class organisers take bookings and also works with international companies on big data analytics projects. He started LocalHelpers when he couldn't find a way to volunteer locally.
Vicky Yorke
Innovation lead at a UK charity
Innovation Lead and fancy-dress marathon runner. She began working with her charity over 6 years ago and is a passionate ambassador for the work that we do. Always ready to tackle the next challenge, her secret ambition is to compete on *SAS: Who Dares Wins*
Matti Ryan
Innovation Exec at a UK charity
Matti started with the Trust this year. A seasoned cabaret artist, you'll catch Matti organising drag shows and comedy nights in his spare time. Originally from America (no accent anymore though), he's fanatic about all things pop culture. If you can guess his middle names, he'll grant you three wishes.
Felicia Ayodele
Ops Coordinator at a UK charity
Felicia is a passionate project manager and loves all things cars (especially the Mini Series!). Felicia coordinates to ensure we're offering the best possible support to young people and businesses alike.

Other territories

Do you need this in your region? Get in touch via Nick's LinkedIn.


We can provide the international platform & tech while you manage your own volunteers & people in need.

We're talking with groups in North America - happy to put you in touch.

Compliance & data management

Please check the following for information.

Local Helpers Agreement

Local Helpers Privacy Policy

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