This page lists initiatives and information and advice around volunteering during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Please note that although this page is updated regularly, the information contained may not be fully up to date. If you are aware of information useful for this page that is not listed, please email Viki Lee at GMCVO.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority have launched a website to help coordinate volunteering efforts for people who may be struggling. Visit the website here.

NCVO have advice on involving volunteers during the coronavirus outbreak here.

Royal Voluntary Service have a dedicated website for recruitment of NHS volunteer responders. Visit the website here.

North Tyneside VODA have produced a collection of short animations to support volunteering during the COVID-19 emergency. View them here.

A briefing on volunteering and the 'extremely vulnerable' group has been produced. The document includes government advice on volunteering during this pandemic. Access the document here.

Leeds Migration Partnership have a useful article on video calls and mobile data here.

Updated government volunteering guidance

GOV.UK guidance for England on how volunteering can be done safely and effectively during the pandemic has now been updated in line with the national lockdown restrictions.  This includes guidance for formal and informal volunteers, and for volunteer-involving organisations and groups.

Anyone can volunteer during the coronavirus pandemic. However, there are restrictions on where and how volunteer roles can be completed. People must volunteer from home unless it is not reasonably possible to do so. If you are â€˜clinically extremely vulnerable’ (high risk from coronavirus) you should only volunteer from home.


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