Request support for vulnerable people during the Covid-19 outbreak

GoodGym can provide deliveries for vulnerable people and basic tasks for hospital discharge. Partner organisations can request help from DBS checked volunteers.

Request a task

We can change lightbulbs or smoke alarm batteries

We can deliver groceries or prescriptions

We can move furniture and other heavy household items

How it works

GoodGym is a registered charity with volunteer runners in 58 urban areas in England and Wales.

It's free

Our tasks are carried out by volunteers so you don't have to pay.

It's safe

GoodGym volunteers who enter the homes of older people are DBS checked and trained

It's flexible

You can choose the time and date.

Request a task

We can accept requests from registered charities, and government or local government agencies.

To find out more about how we can help please contact missioncontrol@goodgym.org and one of our team will talk you through the process.

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Please note

We can support anyone who's isolated because of COVID-19, including people who are one or more of the following:

  • at risk due to their age (especially if they are over 70)
  • have underlying health conditions
  • have symptoms
  • have tested positive
Paying for shopping

There are 2 ways a person can pay for their shopping.

  • Our volunteer can collect the money from the person before completing the shop.
  • The person can pay via cheque or bank transfer to GoodGym once they are able to

We do not want access to cash to stop people getting vital deliveries. If you do not know whether the person has cash or not please make the referral and we will manage this.

They were lovely, really helpful. It's a service I'd like to use again given the opportunity!

Mrs S, Southwark

The garden looks lovely. The ladies were very happy and smiley, it made me smile too.

Mrs A, Bristol

Looking lovely. Got some plants so getting out in the garden and planting again, makes me feel useful. Such lovely girls.

Mrs A, Islington

Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions please get in touch and we’ll do our best to help.
missioncontrol@goodgym.org - 0203 432 3920

How much does it cost?
It's free - GoodGym tasks are performed by our volunteers and do not expect payment for their time.
How do I get started?
All you need to do is sign up and provide the older person's details and we'll be in touch to organise a task to help them.
What sort of tasks are possible?
Our volunteers are not professional tradesmen, so we're not able to do certain tasks such as: painting, felling trees, putting up furniture.

GoodGym is active in 58 areas across the UK

Berkshire Slough Windsor and Maidenhead Birmingham Birmingham Solihull Cheshire Crewe Derbyshire Derby Devon Exeter Dorset Bournemouth Poole Essex Chelmsford Colchester Gloucestershire Bristol Greater Manchester Stockport Trafford Hampshire Portsmouth Kent Bromley Leicestershire Leicester London Barnet Bexley Brent Camden Croydon Ealing Greenwich Hackney Hammersmith and Fulham Haringey Hounslow Islington Lambeth Lewisham Newham Redbridge Richmond Southwark Tower Hamlets Waltham Forest Wandsworth Westminster Merseyside Liverpool Norfolk Norwich Oxfordshire Oxford Somerset Bath Suffolk Ipswich Surrey Kingston upon Thames Woking Sussex Brighton Worthing Tyne and Wear Newcastle Wales Cardiff Warwickshire Coventry Warwick & Leamington Spa Wiltshire Swindon Yorkshire Barnsley Huddersfield Leeds Sheffield York

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