Enfield Voluntary Action is known as EVA. We help people & groups access knowledge, skills & resources to make a difference in our Borough.
9th April 2020
EVA wants to thank all the residents who have stepped forward to become Covid19 volunteers.
As one of our members of staff said "I think this job has to be one of the more upbeat and positive ones in this whole crisis - seeing so many kind, generous, ordinary people coming forward to lend a hand in whatever way's needed"
To date, over 900 Enfield residents with varied skills have applied via the Council’s Enfield Stands Together website, including existing volunteers for local charities, school governors, teachers, councillors, nurses, health practitioners, students , accountants, trainers, Met Police, cadets, lawyers and full time carers.
"Being able to work alongside others to get everyone together, if that means making someone’s day by a phone call or even helping to organise volunteers, I am happy to give back to the community in any way I can."
"Translating from English to BSL for Deaf and Deafblind residents"
"I’m a sports coach so I could offer free fitness or PE lessons to stream to families. I’m young and ready to help"
" I am a former senior police officer in the Metropolitan Police and currently am a self-employed trainer at the Police Training College”
"I am an Events Manager, have basic computer skills, hold a first aid certificate for children and good at mathematics."
"I am a foster carer and I also have specialist knowledge in prenatal and postnatal care of women and young babies."
"I am a primary school teacher so have lots of management experience and organisational skills."
"I recently moved to Enfield and would like to volunteer to offer support, where possible, during these uncertain times".
EVA is processing volunteer applications from Enfield Stands Together (EST).
Where DBS safety checks are needed EVA is supporting that process for 200 volunteers. 86 have already been referred to the Council.
For those that don’t need DBS checks EVA is pre-screening volunteer applicants to ensure they have a role they are happy with and can do. 220 volunteers have been referred to the EST team. 81 shifts have been filled at the Council’s Supply Centre.
Thanks to the overwhelming response, 400 volunteers will be referred to trusted partners Citizen’s Advice, Age UK Enfield, Felix Project and North Enfield Foodbank.