Wales has a strong tradition of people helping one another and at this difficult time a lot of great work is happening in all our communities, much of which is organised at a local level, building on the trusted community links already in place.
If you’d like to volunteer your time and skills, there are lots of things that you can do.
Be safe and healthy
Before you even think about volunteering, you should only volunteer if you are well and have no symptoms like a cough or high temperature and nobody in your household does.
Anyone can volunteer but under the current guidance for responding to the coronavirus, people who are most at risk should not take on volunteering roles that could raise their risk of infection, or of passing it onto others who might be at risk. In these circumstances, think about non-contact roles which can be performed through remote access using phones, emails or FaceTime for example.
Read the guidance on staying at home if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or living with someone who is.
Read the guidance on community response to COVID-19 – enabling safe and effective practice where you will find guidance to help you to help others safely.
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Are you an organisation looking for a volunteer?
If you are an organisation looking for a volunteer, you can recruit volunteers and advertise volunteering opportunities on Volunteering Wales.