Volunteering during Coronavirus for Organisations


If you are an organisation looking for some volunteers to help you out through this pandemic, but you need governence in place: these resources will help you to hit the ground running. We would like to say thank you for all your hard work in supporting our local community, you are amazing. There are a lot of wonderful people helping out during this time of need, and our top priority is to keep everyone safe and enable you to keep those around you safe and healthy too. 


Covid-19 Volunteer Handbook
Our pared down Volunteer Handbook is fairly generic but can be used by volunteers to support eachother in roles such as shopping, collecting prescriptions, gardening, telephone befriending and more.  Download the Handbook here 
We have also produced a short animation on volunteering for organisations, which can be viewed here.


Covid-19 Volunteer Risk Assessment
Different charities and groups are involving volunteers during Covid-19. This is a great community response, however sometimes there are concerns about the different risks involved. Here is an example of a Volunteer Risk Assessment that gives groups an idea about the potential risks volunteers may be involved with during Covid-19. Organisations can download this and adapt it to suit your own organisational needs Click here to download


New Disclosure and Service Barring (DBS) Checks Information 
On 19 March 2020, the DBS updated how they are currently accepting new DBS checks. This is to make the process easier, as volunteers now do not have to physically meet Volunteer Managers with proof of ID & Documentation. They can do this via Video Online and scanning documents. See full details here

If you need a DBS check, we can carry that out for you, please contact Sian: sian.avery@communitybarnet.org.uk (link sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail)
or call 020 8364 8400 (office hours) and we will take you through the process. 


Everyone has the right to live in safety and free from abuse and neglect. Watch our Safeguarding video to help you understand the role you play in safeguarding others here on our YouTube Channel


Online Volunteer Training
Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH)
This programme has been created by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. The programme includes key materials to help the health and care workforce respond to Coronavirus. This may be useful to share with your volunteers (formal or informal groups) and can be found here


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