Sligo Volunteer Centre are encouraging people to volunteer from home at this time.
Sligo Volunteer Centre Encourage People to Volunteer from Home During COVID-19
The most important thing we can do right now is stay home to limit the spread of COVID-19. This does not mean that people cannot continue to give back and get involved. There is a huge outpouring of support from people willing to help in their community and help out however they can.
Volunteering has proven benefits for wellbeing, mental health and staying connected. At the moment, volunteering may look a little different – but the #volunteerfromhome campaign will highlight the different options for you to volunteer and contribute.
Micro volunteering is small bit sized ways to volunteer that people can dip in and out of. It can include things like back yard biodiversity recording, updating genealogical records or contributing to the National Library of Ireland’s archive.
Virtual Volunteering is online volunteering. Usually there is an element of training and a level of commitment required. At the moment groups like AWARE are seeking volunteers to become Life Skills Online Support volunteers to remotely help clients with low mood. Many more opportunities like this will be opening up over the coming weeks.
Physical Volunteering is a more tangible piece – to give some examples at the moment there are opportunities around sewing scrubs and masks from home to supply local vulnerable people and groups, knitting items to go into TEAM Hopes Christmas Shoebox’s. This can be an activity to encourage your creative side as well as making a very real contribution.
Sligo people are so good at supporting local causes and we are very conscious that usually people are out and about volunteering for and contributing to local charitable causes. Many of our local charities depend on these efforts to sustain their services. Sligo Volunteer Centre have put together a snapshot of how you can continue to contribute to local causes and even have some fun and stay fit while doing so! Everything from dance challenges, to fitness challenges await!
You can check out all these novel ways to get involved on https://volunteersligo.ie/volunteer-from-home/
Sligo Volunteer Centre would love to hear your stories and assist you if we can. We are also here to support any not for profit groups who has questions about involving volunteers or getting volunteer programmes back up and running. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 071-911 1042, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow our social media channels – we are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.