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Volunteering Network and Learn Event on Tuesday 2nd June 10am-12 noon on Zoom

VAL are planning an online Volunteering Network and Learn Event on Tuesday 2nd June 10am-12noon if your are a Volunteering Involving Organisation and would like to attend this meeting it will take place on Zoom.

As with our face to face meetings, we are taking bookings via Eventbrite, so if you could please book online to attend: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/volunteering-network-and-learn-event-tickets-105944077588

 

Evington Mutual Aid Volunteer Opportunity

Evington Mutual Aid was set up, like other mutual aid groups, in order to have a local volunteer in every street in Evington ward who will keep a look out in their street and make sure nobody 'falls through the net' and is unable to access help and support while they are self-isolating.  Local volunteers receive helpful information through the Evington network which is coordinated by Hannah Wakley.  Our MP, Claudia Webbe, has been active in supporting this scheme throughout Leicester East.  She says, "It works because it is about communities coming together at a street level who know each o

Volunteering and Car Insurance

The Association of British Insurers has issued advice to confirm how it is supporting customers and communities that may be affected by Coronavirus.

From a volunteering perspective, their advice confirms that they are waiving any requirements for people who may be key workers or who may take on roles to offer support to people in their local communities. Therefore, anyone taking on a volunteering role and using their own vehicle will not need to notify their insurer at this time.

Volunteering during Covid-19 Crisis - Some Top Tips for Volunteers

1) Keep following advice and updates coming from the Government.

2) Keep washing your hands! Before and after your volunteering.

3) If you, or anyone in your household, has any Coronavirus symptoms, stay at home - don't risk passing it on to anyone else.

4) If you need to self-isolate at home, think about what kind of volunteering you could do from home.

5) Only do things you feel comfortable with. You may want to help others at this difficult time, but it is still OK to say no!

Supporting our people and communities during Covid-19

In light of the recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across various parts of the world and the recent UK Government’s announcement, Voluntary Action LeicesterShire is taking all possible steps to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, clients, service users and our local communities.

Health and safety is one of our top priorities and at the heart of every decision we make which is why we will run our activities and services differently.

Rift Social Enterprise - Looking for a Volunteer Fundraiser and Ambassador

RIFT Social Enterprise is a not-for-profit organisation supporting people with convictions who have either worked in construction, been self-employed or are ex-armed forces, and those who wish to become self-employed.

With around 84,550 people imprisoned in England and Wales, we’re looking over the edge of a major employment crisis.

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