In the interest of public health, the team at Cork Volunteer Centre are currently working remotely (contact details below). However, we continue to provide all our normal services to volunteers and volunteer involving organisations.

Volunteers:

To register to volunteer and search for volunteer opportunities please click here.

We offer one to one virtual consultations to volunteers to assist you in finding the volunteer opportunities suitable for you. To arrange a one to one consultation, please email [email protected] and indicate the day you are available in the subject line. One of our placement officers will get in touch to arrange a consultation over the phone or via Zoom or WhatsApp. Please be assured that we only advertise volunteer opportunities within organisations that have appropriate insurance and risk assessments for their activities.    

Non-Profit Groups and Organisations:

We also continue to provide our usual supports to non-profit groups and organisations that involve volunteers.

To advertise a volunteer opportunity, please click here.

To find out more about our upcoming training and networking events, please click here.

To find out more about our garda vetting services, please email [email protected].

To arrange a support meeting, please email our manager or one of our placement officers.

Are you well enough to volunteer? For the full list of symptoms and safety recommendations, please click here
Try to avoid an overwhelming amount of information. Use only trusted sources.   
Are you registered with Cork Volunteer Centre? If not, register here
Are you interested in volunteering opportunities from home? Are you comfortable volunteering in the organisation’s premises?
You can browse and apply for both types of volunteering opportunities here.
Have you asked the organisation what measures have been put in place to keep volunteers safe?
Are you available to help vulnerable people in your community whom you can contact them safely (phone call, whatsapp, drop note into door)?
Do not assume that someone needs help or call directly to someone’s house unannounced, as some people may be very anxious about making face to face contact, particularly if they have a medical condition or are living alone.  
What if someone asks you to do something you can’t actually do?

In this case, you should let the person know that you cannot help and recommend that Cork Volunteer Centre may be able to assist in finding a solution.

Be Winter Ready: Practical Advice for Volunteers here

Things for organisations to consider:
The fact you are allowed to reopen doesn’t mean you are ready to do that safely. 
Have you studied the return to work protocols
Do you have a Covid-19 response plan in place? 
Have you completed a new Covid-19 risk assessment for your organisation?
Have you completed all the relevant forms?(Return to work forms, tracing forms, check lists etc) 
Does your insurance company cover volunteers in the current situation? 
Have you considered more virtual volunteer roles to support your organisation? 
Encourage your volunteer to come back when they feel ready. Explain to them the steps you have taken to prevent the risk. Suggest they focus on their wellbeing.
For additional resources see Pobal