Covid-19: How can I help?
Please click here to see our Quick guide to Volunteering Safely and example risk assessments.
SCVO has a Volunteering section in their Information Hub which they are continuing to update.
You can contact Volunteer Scotland by email: Margaret.Starkie@VolunteerScotland.org.uk.
You can contact us by clicking the button below, Or you can contact your TSI Resilience
SCDC also have guidance on supporting communities safely below:
Volunteer Scotland has information on their site here
The Ready Scotland website has recently been refreshed and sets out how to get help and
also how to give help to your neighbours, friends and family. Informal neighbourly support for
others - especially those in need - will continue to be critical throughout the winter. For those
without digital access, support can be sought from the National Assistance Helpline on 0800 111 4000. Our message to anyone who feels they need help is please do ask - a
range of services are standing by to help in whatever way they can.
Helpful resources to support the wellbeing of volunteers and others are also available from Lifelines Scotland. Lifelines is a resource for volunteers and others, including managers, and explains what protects individuals in their work or volunteering role and how they can stay well,
cope with stress and boost their resilience. It also has information on how to be a supportive colleague and where to access advice should individuals or their families need more help.
Information for Volunteers
Insurance for drivers -- note that If you are using your own car for voluntary purposes to transport medicines or groceries to support others who are impacted by Covid-19, your cover will not be affected. You do not need to contact your insurer to update your documents or extend your cover. More information about insurance at this time can be found below.
Argyll and Bute Council has now clarified insurance arrangements for some Third Sector Organisations providing services during the coronavirus emergency, particularly community groups. Please see the guidance below.
If you are on furlough, you can still volunteer, provided that you are not: working for your employer, makingmoney for your employer, or providing services to your employer for more info from the UK government, click below.