Fill out the Urgent Request for Your Organisation’s Help Survey here.
Volunteer Ireland have developed important information to ensure that, if your organisation is working with volunteers over the coming weeks, you will be able to do so in a way that keeps the volunteers, the people they are helping, and your organisation safe.
Please click on the links below for the guidelines and tools that you can use.
Are you looking for volunteer opportunities?
GCCN is supporting Volunteer Galway in their efforts during this time. Volunteer Galway are putting together a volunteering plan to tackle the current situation. Anyone interested in giving some of their time by volunteering in a safe way in the following weeks, please visit www.volunteergalway.ie.
COVID-19 Volunteer Management Video
Managing Volunteers in an Emergency
Right now, many organisations and individuals are responding to an urgent situation – either our work has increased as a result of COVID-19 or perhaps staff and volunteer numbers have decreased as people are ill or self-isolating. No matter how urgent the situation feels, we need to take a moment to pause and prepare properly before recruiting volunteers. If we don’t prepare properly, we could risk the safety of our clients, volunteers, staff and the public. Find more info here.
Webinars on Managing Volunteers in an Emergency
Volunteer Ireland will be running webinars that will guide you on how to manage volunteers effectively during an emergency. Click here to see the full list of webinars and to register.
Do you need advice and help to work remotely?
Volunteer Galway have potential volunteers registered with all types of skills, including those with technical expertise and they want to help! If you are having challenges on figuring how to work remotely or setting up remote working solutions, they may be able to provide very valuable advice to you (remotely!) Examples of how a techie could help are listed here.
If you are interested you can either complete this short survey or you can contact Volunteer Galway.
Other Volunteering Initiatives During Covid-19
Galway Isolation Support
Galway Isolation Support Network has been set up to support the community in Galway City during the Covid-19 alert.
If you can offer practical support you can register here.
A Draft Organising Document outlining what the group is trying to achieve, the type of volunteering activities and how the volunteers would work together is available here.
Self-Isolation Helpers – Nationwide
A temporary website has been created to support the community as people adjust to the COVID-19 emergency.
This website registers both requests for help and support offers from individuals, organisations and businesses showing them on an interactive map.
For details and registration go here.