COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FAQs
What do the latest government restrictions mean for volunteering?
Although many coronavirus restrictions have eased, regulations and guidance remain in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Continue to protect yourself and others by following public health advice and find out the rules on what you can and cannot do here.
In-person activities are returning but cautions and safeguarding measures are still in place to help limit the potential spread of COVID-19. This includes social distancing, restricted numbers in gatherings, 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
You can ask your question(s) via email or request a one-to-one chat with one our volunteering advisors.
- 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, Volunteer SU are beginning to reintroduce in-person volunteering activities. All activities will strictly follow current government COVID-19 guidelines and will be advertised though our newsletter and social media. We will also be delivering a number of virtual activities across the year.
There is free on-campus testing and it is recommended you get tested twice a week, or as often as possible. You should have at least one negative test before engaging in any activity on campus. Book your test here.