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 will be in place for at least six weeks from 26 December 2020.The message from the government is clear that we should all stay at home where possible, except for essential purposes such as education, healthcare needs, to care for others, or outdoor exercise.While many volunteering roles fall under these categories, reducing our day-to-day contact with other people is essential for reducing the spread of the infection.If you think your volunteering role falls under any of these categories, please speak to your volunteering supervisor to discuss whether your role can be carried out in adherence to the new safety measures, or if possible from home.For further guidance on the new regulations, click 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 out 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?
The latest government restrictions strongly reiterate the stay at home guidance and the previous allowance for groups to meet has been removed.
This means that all face-to-face volunteering activities on campus have been suspended during this time (26 December 2020 onwards).