COVID-19 Volunteering Information



GOV.UK Coronavirus: How to help safely

GOV.UK Enabling safe and effective volunteering during coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) on enabling safe and effective volunteering during coronavirus (COVID-19).  

GOV.UK Safeguarding Factsheet: Community volunteers during COVID-19 outbreak

Free guide for frontline coronavirus responders: The British Red Cross has developed a  step-by-step guide for anyone responding to the coronavirus outbreak, as reported in Civil Society News. Aims to help charities, mutual aid groups and individuals to support people in their communities safely.


Also see our page on Safeguarding


Safer shopping guidance for volunteers

A quick guide to safe shopping during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has produced safer shopping guidance for use during the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Using Money Safely: SOBUS has published this for volunteers getting shopping in for isolated people.

Shopping and Handling Money for Volunteers: Shared by Wessex Community Action 



Involving Volunteers


Involving volunteers during the coronavirus pandemic: NCVO Knowhow has a new page of advice on involving and managing volunteers during the coronavirus outbreak.