Ingol Community Center Seeks Volunteers After Covid-19 Staff Shortage


Photo: The Intact Center

A community center in Ingol hit by Omicron-related staffing shortages has called on volunteers to fill the void.


Intact, located on Whitby Avenue in Ingol, has been helping Preston residents for decades and needs volunteers to provide its services.

They include a community food centre, counseling services, counseling, employment support, computer suite and a local nature reserve.

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Photo: The Intact Center

CEO Denise Hartley said: ‘This current wave of infections has stretched our resources beyond anything I have ever known

“Staff and many of our volunteers have had to self-isolate or take time off to recover from an infection.

“Our services are making a difference in the lives of so many people, and we are determined to make them work.”

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Photo: The Intact Center

Despite the implementation of Covid screens and other preventative measures, the spread of the Omicron variant has affected many businesses and charities.

Denise said, “Our incredible volunteers are the lifeblood of the Intact Centre.

“However, now more than ever, we need more people to sign up and help us deliver our lifesaving services to some of the most vulnerable in the community.”

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Photo: The Intact Center

No previous experience is required and comprehensive training is provided, with opportunities to gain experience and new qualifications.

The Intact Center is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those interested can email the center at:

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