How many CM readers are volunteering during the covid-19 crisis?
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Some 51% of respondents to the CM/CIOB coronavirus survey said that they were volunteering to support the NHS or other charitable cause in the fight against coronavirus.
Of these, nearly a quarter (23%) said they had volunteered their help, while 18% donated PPE or other essentials to the NHS or other public services.
And over a third (37%) were doing their bit to help vulnerable members of the community, such as by shopping for the elderly.
Another 22% of respondents said they were helping in other ways, including offering food donations, looking into 3D printing masks to protect health workers, helping with maintenance jobs of local NHS facilities which were short-staffed, and offering to volunteer on a personal basis where their employer had not done so.