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OVER 800 people have signed up to be volunteers in Dumfries and Galloway.

They responded to an appeal from Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway (TSDG).

Staff there are now working through the list to see where they can best be placed,

Many will be used by Dumfries and Galloway Council to deliver food to the region’s most vulnerable.

Thanking the new volunteers, TSDG CEO Norma Austin Hart said: “The amazing offers of help demonstrate the community spirit across our fantastic region. It is a huge task to process all the applications to ensure Government guidelines are met and volunteers are placed in the correct role to have the most impact, but our dedicated team is working hard to do so.

“We have nearly contacted all those who have offered to drive and deliver food, as the vulnerable are the priority, so I would ask everyone to be patient and we will get to you as soon as possible – looking out for and correctly coordinating the volunteers is very important.”

Meanwhile, other prospective volunteers are now asked to hold off from applying until another batch is required.

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