This PDF is for people who want to volunteer in their community as part of Bristol's response to coronavirus.

The city has come together and we've all seen good examples of community action, but it is important for all volunteers to know how to get started with coronavirus volunteering in a safe and responsible way, without risking their own mental or physical health or personal safety. 

Download the guide below to find out the do's and don'ts of community volunteering during coronavirus. 

 

The government has published guidance on the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities in England.

The guidance is for those managing these facilities and supports them in their individual planned re-openings. It signposts a range of different activities that can take place in these spaces.

8 July, 2020

 

NCVO has published its latest research on the state of the UK’s VCSE sector.

The Civil Society Almanac is published annually, providing a comprehensive overview of facts and figures relating to the voluntary sector.

 

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) would like to hear the views of disabled people on healthcare services during COVID-19.

If you have experience of using healthcare services during lockdown and you also live with a physical health impairment, hearing impairment or learning difficulties, BNSSG CCG would like you to get involved by joining a Zoom call or dialling in via the telephone to share your feedback.

There will also be the opportunity to develop further feedback and conversations. 

 

Date/Time: 
Friday, 10 July, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00
6 July, 2020

 

Voscur is calling upon Bristol’s VCSE sector to support a campaign that is calling on government to temporarily increase the level of Gift Aid that can be claimed on donations.

The campaign has been launched by a coalition of VCSE organisations led by Charity Tax Group (CTG) in response to the loss of income that charities have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

eBay buying with credit card
29 June, 2020

 

Charity shops are inundated with second-hand stock donations at the moment, and social distancing rules have slowed the flow of customers, but selling goods online – using websites like eBay - is an increasingly popular way for charities to make money.

 

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) has produced guidance to help organisations re-open village and community halls in July 2020.

This version of the guidance was produced 15 June 2020 and is therefore based on a two metre social distancing requirement.

If ACRE update their guidance to reflect the new government regulations on social distancing, we will aim to update the relevant document below.

19 June, 2020

 

The number of people giving to charity has dropped to its lowest level in a decade according to new research.

According to NFP Synergy, only 60% of the public say they’ve given to charity in the last three months – down from 69% in January.

17 June, 2020

New research on the role that the VCSE sector played during the coronavirus suggests that community organisations should be trusted to lead the post-pandemic recovery.

Charity shop open after COVID-19
11 June, 2020

 

As many English charity shops look to reopen their doors from Monday 15 June, with social distancing regulations and COVID-secure guidelines in place and a likely reduction in volunteer numbers, the VCSE sector is calling for donors to consider the relevance and quality of the goods they donate.

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