What a year this has been! It's quite possible to feel lost during these times. On one hand, there is a lot of data, news, restrictions, press conferences. On the other, it can be quite daunting to keep up with everything digital and all the upcoming new initiatives. So if you are healthy and feel like you can contribute and help, here are a few ways to get you started.
Helsingborg Volunteering Center - The easiest way to get started is to reach out to the Helsingborg Volunteer Center. You can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org and 042-10 50 00 (This number will direct you to the contact centre where you can ask to be connected to the volunteer centre).
Nyby - The Nyby app is has grown in popularity over the last few months and is being used by many who need help. You will also find regular notifications from the City Library which needs help in delivering books to the elderly and those who are at high-risk. Read more here about the app and find download links - https://www.thisishbg.se/post/nyby-helsingborg
Godhjälp - Godhjälp aims to bring together people in risk groups with verified volunteers who help people with the delivery of food and pharmacy products. On the website, you can sign up either as someone who belongs to the risk-group or as a volunteer: Read more here -https://www.godhjalp.se/
Associations in Helsingborg - Follow this Facebook page to read about some of the immediate volunteering opportunities in the city - https://www.facebook.com/pg/foreningslivihelsingborg/
Facebook groups - There are a number of Facebook groups led by people who want to help during this period. Here is a list of some of them - https://www.thisishbg.se/post/facebook-groups-you-can-join-to-help-others-during-the-corona-outbreak (Note - These groups are not as active now as they were in the summer)
Näringslivsfonden corona - If you have an idea to support local businesses of Helsingborg, you can apply for financial support for up to SEK 50,000. You can apply as a private individual, company association or an organisation. The project requires that you carry out your project in Helsingborg (You don't have to be a resident though). Read more here - https://action.helsingborg.se/naringslivsfonden-corona/
Hbg Together: A website to list local businesses of Helsingborg who can do with your help. Buy a gift card, shop for a present, leave a nice review - many ways to help!
Helsingborg City: Follow Hbg City on Instagram and check out the stories for updated information about what local businesses are offering during these times.
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
H22 Together - The folks at H22 have compiled a list of initiatives and solutions in the city. You can also find a list of hashtags which can be particularly useful if you are looking for information. If you know of an initiative that can be added to the list, you can fill the suggestion form on the page. Read more here: https://h22.se/en/together/
Action Helsingborg: A digital platform where everyone can find a way to make an effort and to contribute during these times. Visit www.action.helsingborg.se
Do you have any more tips? Share through comments, message or on email (email@example.com). You can also find other Helsingborg related information related to the corona crisis here - https://www.thisishbg.se/posts/categories/coronacrisis