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Safe Volunteering in Lockdown

Can I Still Volunteer?

The Government guidance on volunteering says:

You can only volunteer outside your home if:

If you do need to volunteer outside your home, you should:

  • not enter other people’s homes unless it is absolutely necessary
  • where possible, stay local – meaning avoiding travelling outside of their village, town or the part of a city where they live, unless absolutely necessary and follow the safer travel guidance
  • wear face coverings as required by law
  • make sure that wherever you are volunteering is COVID-secure in line with Government guidance for workplaces
  • that you are kept safe and are insured for any volunteering activities

You can:

  • volunteer while you are furloughed from your main job
  • get coronavirus testing if you are volunteering as an essential worker. (For example, if your role is part of the local coronavirus response, in health or education.)
  • send your children to school if your volunteering role is essential

I Want to Volunteer from Home

We only have a few opportunities for volunteering from home on our website at the moment, but more will be added over the coming weeks. To see what’s available go to the I Want to Volunteer page and tick Volunteer from Home under the Location heading on the right hand side of the page.

You might also want to look for charity trustee roles or Covid19 roles (again, tick the correct box on the right hand side of the page).

See the opportunities we have now

I Need Help

If you need some help with finding and applying for volunteering roles, or aren’t sure what you can or can’t do at the moment, please speak to our Volunteer Development Manager, Becky – becky@tslkirklees.org.uk.

You can text/phone/WhatsApp her on 07776 588691.


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Covid-Safe Volunteering

If you are volunteering in lockdown, please make sure that you are staying safe and are up-to-date with the current rules and guidance.

From 29th March, you should continue to volunteer from home where possible unless you cannot reasonably do so. You can leave home to volunteer if you are not required to isolate for any reason. Please make sure that you are following the guidelines to stay safe.

From 12th April, we move to Step 2 of the Government's lockdown easing roadmap.  This is when charity shops, libraries, and community centres can reopen, and cafes can serve people outside, which will mean that more people will be volunteering outside their homes and we may start to get more new volunteering opportunities.

If you are looking for a volunteering role, please visit our I Want To Volunteer page.

Find out more about the lockdown rules for volunteering