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Advice on involving and managing volunteers during the coronavirus outbreak.

This resource from NCVO provides clear guidance for charities and community groups on working with volunteers during the coronavirus outbreak. There are lots of ways volunteers can support people – ranging from running errands for people self-isolating to running online classes. This resource gives you ideas and advice on how to involve volunteers in your work in a practical, useful, safe and legal way.

What will you learn?

  • How volunteers can make a difference
  • Redirecting volunteers if you cannot take on any more
  • How volunteers are affected by the lockdown
  • Volunteers in key worker roles
  • Coronavirus testing for volunteers
  • Volunteering if showing symptoms or clinically vulnerable
  • Furlough and volunteering
  • Insurance and volunteering
  • Volunteer expenses
  • Safeguarding
  • DBS checks and volunteers
  • Data protection
  • Recognising and reporting scams
  • Webinars on involving volunteers

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