Volunteering and coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our aim is to provide clear and accurate information that will help volunteers and volunteer involving organisations during coronavirus.

Whether it's practical or emotional support, there are lots of ways you can volunteer to help. For some that may be right now in helping to manage the crisis, for others there will be roles in the weeks and months to come.

Our aim is to support these developments by providing both organisations and members of the public wishing to volunteer with safe and practical advice and guidance; our main task is to minimise the spread of coronavirus and keep volunteers safe.

Contact us via email on covid19@volunteerscotland.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Volunteer Scotland is working closely with the third and public sector to support a joined-up response to COVID-19. Here's some advice on how you can volunteer.

Practical guidance to minimise the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) on the health and wellbeing of volunteers (as well as those they volunteer for and with).

Our philosophy is to promote volunteering opportunities as widely as possible. We can help you find the best route for promoting your opportunities and events that take place throughout Scotland. (Covid-19 advertising info included)

We have provided practical guidance for organisations managing volunteers during Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services provide forms to apply for urgent disclosures in priority sectors. We've also compiled a list of Coronavirus related FAQs.

We’ve been tracking and analysing evidence on informal volunteering, mutual aid and formal volunteering since mid-March 2020 – see our mapping of research and media coverage, and our own research publications.

As we continue to ease the lockdown restrictions we thought it useful to do a short Round Up of the latest advice pertinent to volunteering in Scotland.

As we move through the phases of lockdown there are many things to consider before restarting your volunteering activities. We have detailed some guidance and advice for you to consider before restarting your volunteer programme.

We have a range of online courses and learning webinars available. All face-to-face Volunteer Practice Training has been cancelled until further notice.

We've expanded our range of online training sessions which will provide you with the knowledge of the various aspects of PVG. At the moment all face-to-face PVG & Signatory Training is still cancelled.

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