COVID-19 restrictions are having a huge impact on volunteering in Victoria. Many of those who usually volunteer regularly are now unable to do so, while others are volunteering for the first time to assist vulnerable community members during COVID-19 restrictions.
If you’re currently volunteering, or waiting to return to your role, you need to understand your rights and responsibilities and think about the safety of the work environment. Volunteering Victoria’s Advice for volunteers fact sheet sets out the precautions that should be in place to keep you safe while volunteering. There’s more detail about informal volunteering to help family or community members in the Guide: volunteering during COVID-19.
Organisations that manage volunteers need to meet safety requirements such as providing additional training, protective equipment and hygiene supplies. Leading people during COVID-19 details what volunteer leaders need to do.