For Volunteers who are shopping for someone else Asda has now introduced the Volunteer Shopping card. They say the card is a cashless – and less stressful – way for people to help get the shopping in. Ideal for those … Continued
SPARK Somerset have launched a county wide free online platform called Corona Helpers. Coronavirus COVID-19 support groups can add themselves and use it to recruit and manage volunteers, and individuals can use it to pledge their support.
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SPARK Somerset have provided a useful guide to things to consider when Volunteering with groups which applies to groups wherever they are. This includes confidentiality, safe-guarding and money-handling advice. It can be found here: https://www.sparksomerset.org.uk/guidance-cov-19-groups
A useful document is now available from Age UK which documents best practice procedures for Volunteers visiting unknown people and those with symptoms.
By Phil Dolan, Chief Executive, Age UK Somerset Covid 19 is taking us all into unchartered territories. An understatement if ever there was one. Worrying times but also how uplifting to see so many people wanting to volunteer, to help, … Continued