COVID 19 Resources

Looking to the future

Finally things are looking a bit brighter and we can start to think about how we can build back stronger. For groups who involve volunteers – you might be thinking about how to re-open and come back. For people who are thinking about volunteering – things are starting to open up again and we need you! 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 planning on getting back into volunteering.

Helpline

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 and it will inform people where things are at with your group. Remember – we can assist you to find a suitable volunteer with the skills you need.

  • We are holding regular virtual Volunteer CoOrdinator 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

  • Many voluntary groups are ready to welcome their volunteers back – many more are looking for new and additional volunteers. We understand it may be daunting to think about getting out there again. We are here to help, to listen to any concerns and we will do our best to represent concerns to the people looking after volunteering in local groups so as everyone can get back to volunteering safely. See our roles here.

  • Not ready to go out and about yet – 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.

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