Volunteering opportunities and ways to help your community
24th May 2021
Since May 17th, many charity shops, cafes and community building have re-opened and are looking for new volunteers. Third Sector Leaders have also started to get more new volunteering opportunities, both outdoors and indoors.
What’s changed for volunteering?
On 17th May, we moved into Step 3 of the Government’s lockdown easing roadmap. Charity shops, libraries, and community centres can reopen, and cafes can serve people outside.
If you are volunteering somewhere other than your home, they will have rules in place to keep you and other people safe, and you will need to follow them. This might include:
- wearing a face mask
- regularly washing your hands and cleaning surfaces
- keeping windows and doors open
- making sure people give their contact details so that they can be contacted by NHS Test and Trace if there is an outbreak of coronavirus. People using a cafe or restaurant will HAVE to give their details, and can’t be served unless they do.
- getting tested if you have coronavirus symptoms, or having a regular Lateral Flow test, even if you don’t have symptoms
Covid Testing for Volunteers
Everyone in England without symptoms of Coronavirus can now take a free rapid test twice a week. The Government has advised that people who need to leave the home to work or volunteer should be tested twice a week.
Third Sector Leaders still have some Covid volunteering opportunities available, and opportunities to volunteer from home. Have a look around on their website to see what else you can find: