Volunteers: Contacts and resources
Volunteers & mutual aid
We continue to signpost people requiring/offering volunteers to their local volunteer centre. Find your local centre here. They have the infrastructure to support volunteering activities safely, and are responding quickly and effectively to the current crisis. To find or set up a mutual aid group, there is a national ‘register’ here. These groups should also sign up to the Mutual Aid Facebook page to get support and help on how to function safely.
Quick videos to help volunteers
Four video animations have been produced and are available on the CVS Network website. These videos provide bite size and accessible information on: supporting volunteers; safeguarding ; telephone befriending and advice for volunteers Supporting. They are each between 2 and 4 minutes long, and well worth directing people to.
Helping you to manage volunteers
Community First have written 3 documents to support you in managing volunteers during the current crisis: Covid 19 Volunteer Handbook; Handling Money Guide ; Volunteer Sample Risk Assessment.