COVID 19 Resources

Staying Positive

We know things are difficult right now – it is hard to plan. For groups who involve volunteers – things may be paused or operating differently. For people who would normally think about volunteering – it is hard to know what to do. Yet, it is good for us to be occupied and busy. This page is designed to give some advice to those voluntary groups who are trying to figure out what to do now and also for just the general population who are looking for positive ways to spend their time right now!

We are getting our plans for 2021 in order – and we have some ideas and thoughts as to how we can all get through this together.

If there is something we have missed – we would love to hear from you!


Sligo County Council helpline still operating for anyone in need of assistance.

For Voluntary Groups

  • Perhaps now is a good time to think about those long finger jobs! Have you been meaning to upgrade the website? Start up a Twitter Account? Look at the governance code? Now is a good time when normal service is paused. We are planning some activities around some of these topics. Remember – we can assist you to find a suitable volunteer with the skills you need.

  • We are holding regular virtual Volunteer Manager Get Together’s to hear from groups and to support you. Please get in touch if you would like to join one. It is a great way to hear from other groups and help each other out.

  • Need to move things online for now? No problem – talk to us and see if we can help. We have previously held Zoom practice sessions for groups. We also have volunteers that can help with techie stuff.

  • When you are ready, we are here to help you get your Volunteer Programme on its feet again. See below for many guidelines and templates and checklists to help you get back to volunteering safely. 

  • We are doing regular blogs to share useful updates and information on resources and training that may be of use to you. Check out our Blogs here.

For us all

  • Find some activities that you can engage with. We are going to share some of our picks below. (To be completed)

  • Think about volunteering from home. It can be short and sweet – or more longer term. See our database for current options.

  • Get out in the fresh air when you can! It really helps to clear the head.

  • Perhaps you have a particular skill that you feel might be useful to a charity. We would love to hear from you. We get varied requests – and sometimes a charity does not even know it can avail of a particular skill until it is presented to them.

  • If you, or someone you know needs help – check out our listing of local organisations who may be able to assist. (To be completed)

Online Courses and Events