Virtual Volunteering - new opportunities for your service users

13-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

Telephone Befrienders

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 in.

 

If this sounds like something your service users might benefit from, then please contact MVA for more information: volunteering@mva.org.uk today or give us a call on 01634 812 850.

 


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