A look at volunteering during the response to COVID-19

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) commissioned the Community Life COVID-19 Re-contact Survey (CLRS) to provide data […]

New GOV.UK guide: ‘Volunteering during Covid-19’

DCMS (Department for Culture, Media and Society) has published a new public-facing GOV.UK guide (Volunteering during coronavirus (Covid-19) which sets […]

Good practice considerations before bringing volunteers back

If you are thinking of reintroducing volunteers, you might want to consider the following suggestions which can help you to […]

Enabling safe and effective volunteering during coronavirus

This guidance aims to help organisations and groups understand how to safely and effectively involve volunteers during the pandemic. Who […]

Thinking about volunteering during lockdown 2?

NAVCA have produced a volunteering decision tree to help you work out which volunteering activities can be done safely in […]

How to help safely

The most important thing you can do to fight coronavirus is to follow social distancing guidance. This will help control […]

Safeguarding Resources

Keeping people safe is important. All organisations need to do safeguarding well. Everyone needs to be involved. These resources will […]

National Learning hub for Volunteering

In these challenging times, it is fantastic to see so many volunteers, and the staff that support them, helping our […]

How to have courageous conversations

Working with volunteers could be a very rewarding experience, but equally challenging. It’s not uncommon for volunteer service managers/coordinators to […]

Risk assessment Checklists for volunteers

If you would like to do a risk assessment exercise before allowing volunteers back on site then visit the Helpforce […]

Covid-19 Volunteer Training & Resources

Following your feedback via their survey on volunteer support infrastructure in response to COVID-19, NAVCA have been working with Volunteering […]

How to involve and safeguard volunteers during coronavirus

This webinar, broadcast on 14 May 2020, will bring you up to date on common volunteering roles, key safeguarding principles […]

Tips for keeping safe when volunteering

Tips on keeping safe while volunteering throughout the Covid-19 epidemic from Support Cambridgeshire. YouTube: Tips on keeping safe when volunteering

Covid-19 Communications Volunteering

Communications experts are offering free hands-on support to organisations on the Coronovirus frontline through the C19 Comms Volunteers initiative. The […]

Training for coronavirus volunteers

This training was designed by the British Red Cross for anyone who is responding to the coronavirus outbreak. Whether you’ve […]

COVID-19 Cash Handling for Volunteers

COVID-19 Cash Handling for Volunteers (Support Staffordshire Factsheet) If you are a group that is supporting people in the community […]

What we’ve learnt about payment methods for volunteers

There has been a lot of chatter amongst the NAVCA members recently about different ways to handle transactions – whether […]

Befriending Guidance-Covid and Interim

The information set out in this document is intended to help you when volunteering as an interim befriender to those […]


With many organisations taking decisions about whether to furlough their staff, NCVO have set out what this means for those […]

Volunteer Shopping Cards

Volunteer Shopping Card Let’s make tough times that little bit easier … Not being able to get to the shops […]

Safeguarding Awareness for Volunteers

A 3 minute video by Waltham Forest Council, on safeguarding awareness for volunteers. Youtube – Safeguarding Awareness

Fundamentals of Safeguarding

Any group, club or organisation working with or around children and vulnerable adults should have strict safeguarding policies and procedures […]

Involving Volunteers

Advice on involving and managing volunteers during the coronavirus outbreak. Contents – Volunteering and national lockdown restrictions – How volunteers […]

Are Volunteers on lockdown?

A question on many people’s lips is ‘can people still volunteer under the lockdown?’ NCVO have spoken to the government […]

Volunteers Responding to Coronavirus

When crisis hits, people step up – and we’re seeing lots of that right now. NCVO are sharing information about […]

Safeguarding Factsheet: Community volunteers during COVID-19 outbreak

This factsheet is designed to address specific concerns that people involved in supporting their community may have at this time. […]

Template documents for organisations needing volunteers

Checklist for Covid-19 Volunteer Groups 1. What are you asking your volunteers to do? It is imperative volunteers are told […]

Volunteer safeguarding guidance

VODA have produced some useful short animations to support volunteering during the COVID-19 emergency. Safeguarding when volunteering Safety When Volunteering […]