Virtual Volunteering - new opportunities for your service users13-Nov-2020
Could Virtual Volunteering offer something different for your service users?
When people think about Volunteering, traditionally images of helping someone with their shopping, cooking and serving food in community spaces or coffee
mornings, litter picking and gardening might jump to mind.
This is not the case anymore! Due to the Pandemic a lot of local Community and Voluntary Organisation's and Groups have had to switch a lot of their services
to virtual ones - for example: phone befriending, virtual coffee mornings and various other creative based activities. This has resulted in a
large demand in Medway for Volunteers to remotely support those who are isolated, feel lonely or are struggling financially to name but a few. Examples
of some of the Volunteer roles available immediately are:
Finance Capability Volunteer Peer Mentors
Digital Inclusion Champions
Perinatal Support Volunteer Befriender
Befriender Admin Volunteer
Alongside all the personal benefits that Volunteering brings such as: making new friends, giving back to your community, making new friends and learning
new skills. MVA also have support from the National Careers Service who can offer free courses, CV advice and other free services that can support
your service users back into work (if this is what they need); they can also earn Tempo Time Credits in recognition for the Volunteering hours put