The last few months have undoubtedly been the most challenging ever experienced in this sector due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now some of our registered organisations are allowed to open up slowly and this too presents just as many challenges. Volunteers are a vital part of recovery in this time of crisis.
Many of you may have been asked to stay at home until the lockdowns are lifted but you will also be asked to return by our registered organisations who rely heavily on your services. If you haven’t volunteered yet in the not too distant future might be a good time to put your hand up again.
Keep in mind your safety and limiting the spread of the coronavirus will be the main priority of your return to a workplace. Please follow your organisations guidelines on how to best avoid COVID-19, both in the work environment and at home.
If you can, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed or infecting others.
You can also volunteer informally in your own community: If you know people in your community who may be vulnerable and can contact them safely (e.g. phone call, social media) just let them know that you are available and can assist with shopping for urgent supplies or by lending a friendly ear for a chat. Social distancing does not mean we can’t still be connected with our communities.