Coronavirus COVID-19

If you are part of an emerging voluntary group providing practical help and food to relieve isolation at this difficult time - please read our guidance and get in touch for more information and support.

 

Areas to consider:

 

What are you asking your volunteers to do? 

 

It is imperative volunteers are told what they are expected to do. If possible, a volunteer role description/agreement should be created and given to each volunteer. A sample volunteer agreement is available to download here 

 

What support are you giving to your volunteers?  

  • Volunteers should have a named person as their main point of contact.   
  • Consider giving the volunteers guidance on what to do if they find a problem i.e. how to report a safeguarding concern or what to do if they have concerns about a person’s health. 

 

How are you protecting you volunteers? 

 

How are you protecting the people you want to help? 

  • The people you are helping may be vulnerable, you may want to consider completing a risk assessment particularly consideration to reducing risk of cross contamination and when the exchange of money is involved. 

 

https://www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/information/coronavirus

 

https://knowhow.ncvo.org.uk/tools-resources/volunteers-and-the-law/drivers

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely--2/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely

 

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/emergency-planning-and-community-safety/coronavirus

 

https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2020/03/community-groups-and-covid-19/

 

 

If your organisation needs more information or support please get in touch by completing our contact form or by calling 01932 571122

 

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