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Voluntary Norfolk - Volunteering Information (Coronavirus pandemic)

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20th March 2020

Information from from https://www.voluntarynorfolk.org.uk/

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VOLUNTEERING

" We realise that the potential spread of Coronavirus in the UK can be worrying for Voluntary Norfolk staff, volunteers and the people we work with and support.  Please be reassured that we are following guidance from the Government and Department of Health in response to this very fluid and constantly changing situation.

The contribution of volunteers is going to be more important than ever during this period.  If you already volunteer for an organisation or group that provides support for people in the community, do please continue to do so, as long as you feel it is right for you.  Do not take risks, particularly if you or someone close to you is older or has a health condition that makes them more vulnerable to the effects of the virus.

The following guidance is designed to help you to decide if you would like to contribute some time to providing support people affected by the Covid-19 virus or if you should continue with your current volunteering activity.

IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER

Voluntary Norfolk is collecting information from organisations and groups across Norfolk that are looking for volunteers to help with the response to the Covid-19 virus. There is a particular need for volunteers with the skills and knowledge that would enable them to take up  volunteering roles in Health and Social Care services.

If you would like to see what roles organisations need to fill you can check on our Volunteering Portal for current volunteering opportunities near to you.

If you would like to register your interest in volunteering, you can sign up to the Volunteer Bank on the Volunteering Portal so that organisations and groups can see what you have to offer.

Some key organisations and groups in your area, such as Food Banks, are highly dependent on volunteers to keep their services going. If a number of volunteers fall ill or are self-isolating, these organisations may be in need of extra volunteers to keep services going or to make home deliveries if centres are shut.

There are also a number of local mutual aid organisations growing up across the country where people are signing up to offer support for people in their local area. You can check here to see if a local group has been set up in your area.

I already volunteer 

  • Follow the Government’s guidance about keeping yourself safe and any other instructions you have received from the organisation or group you volunteer with.
  • If you have any concerns about your volunteering role and risks to your health or other people close to you, talk to your volunteering co-ordinator.
  • If you have a health condition that means you might be at risk if you are infected by Covid-19 or you are over 70, talk to your volunteer co-ordinator about keeping safe. This may mean that you put your voluntary activity on hold for a while or you take on another role that does not involve you coming into physical contact with people e.g. talking to people on the telephone.
  • If have developed the symptoms of the virus – a high temperature and/or a continuous cough – stay at home and let your volunteer co-ordinator know.

VOLUNTEER FOR VOLUNTARY NORFOLK

Voluntary Norfolk also runs several projects that rely on the help of volunteers. Find more information about these projects suing the buttons below or find all our current opportunities by searching them on our Volunteering Database.

  • Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
  • Health Coach Volunteers
  • GP Surgery Volunteers
  • ERS Car Link Patient Transport Service
  • Norfolk Community Health and Care
  • Digital Inclusion

Use either of the buttons below to find out more from the Voluntary Norfolk Website. "

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Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 31/12/2020

Location

This job is located in Norfolk - Wide

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