COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) FAQs
As a result of the on-going COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak in Northern Ireland, the University has implemented a range of measures to reduce the risk of spread within Queen’s. The most recently introduced measures for volunteering are summarised below.
What do the latest government restrictions mean for volunteering?
The NI Executive has announced new restrictions which relax the previous stay at home guidance and many volunteering opportunities are opening up.
These changes mean in-person activities are beginning to resume but cautions and safeguarding measures are still in place to help limit the potential spread of COVID-19. This includes social distancing, restricted numbers of in-person roles, mask-wearing, and hygiene measures.
Volunteering will look different for individual organisations and should you wish to volunteer for an organisation, you are encouraged to ask about their COVID-19 policy/procedures.
You can find current in-person volunteering activities here.
- I need advice regarding my volunteering role, how can I speak to a volunteering advisor?
To speak to one of our volunteering advisors, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 9097 3951.
You can request a 1-2-1 MS Teams consultation with our volunteering advisors by contacting one of the email addresses above.
- I am interested in helping the fight again the Coronavirus. Are there any volunteering opportunities available related to Covid-19?
Yes! Here are multiple ways to make a positive difference amidst the Covid-19 outbreak :
- I want to volunteer, but due to personal/health or other circumstances, I am not able to take up an in-person role. Are there any roles I can do remotely?
Absolutely! There are plenty of opportunities that you can do from home, such as telephone befriending, helping at a crisis text centre, research, assisting people with hearing and sight issues and more! Check out our home-based volunteering page for a list of up-to-date opportunities.
- Are there any volunteering activities happening on campus?
In line with relaxing COVID-19 restrictions we are beginning to reintroduce in-person volunteering activities on campus for the incoming academic year (2021/22). All activities will strictly follow NI Executive guidance and will be advertised though our newsletters and social media.
We strongly encourage all students taking part in in-person volunteering on campus to have a COVID-19 test prior to taking part, which you can book here.