Support and information to help volunteers continue their amazing work during COVID-19.

Open Letter to Senior Managers re Volunteering and Covid-19

The Scottish Volunteering Forum has spearheaded an open letter to senior managers and board members in organisations that involve volunteers regarding investment and management of the sector.

Read the letter.


Scottish Government COVID-19 Volunteering Plan

A new ‘Scotland Cares’ campaign has been launched to encourage people to volunteer during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Ready Scotland

Ready Scotland is the Scottish Government's portal for volunteering during COVID-19.

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Volunteer Scotland COVID-19 Portal

Volunteer Scotland has launched a comprehensive set of resources to help volunteers and voluntary organisations manage the COVID-19 situation.

Visit the website.


SCVO COVID-19 Information Hub

SCVO has put together an information hub that is regularly updated with official information and guidance on how third sector and voluntary organisations can respond to COVID-19.

Click here to visit the hub.


SCVO’s Community Assistance Directory

This directory helps organisations find help, post opportunities and respond to challenges facing communities, and our health and care services.

Click here to go to the directory.


Impact of COVID-19 on NHS Scotland volunteering services

NHS Scotland has offered guidance on the impact COVID-19 for volunteer workers, outlining how volunteering programmes will adapt to the situation.

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Volunteer Edinburgh's FAQs for Volunteers

Information to help people who are already volunteers and anyone who wants to help out during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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Volunteer Glasgow's FAQs for Volunteers

Information and guidance for volunteers and organisations operating in Glasgow during COVID-19.

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Moving face-to-face support to telephone support

Befriending Networks has put together a guide to help current face-to-face support workers switch to telephone befriending.

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National Food Service guidance on mutual aid volunteering

A Google doc put together filled with information and guidance about how to safeguard volunteers and vulnerable individuals during COVID-19 activities, including risk assessments, precautionary measures and reporting systems.

Click to view document.


Volunteering Matters guidelines on safe volunteering

Information and resources to support volunteers, including managing risks, safeguarding and performing background checks.

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