COVID-19 Volunteer Update

The Volunteer Action Centre Waterloo Region recognizes that in times of community distress many individuals want to be of assistance, helping where there is need. In almost every form of emergency, the offer of help and willingness to gather to get things done is appreciated. In a pandemic, this is not the case. Social distancing is the recommended course for containing virus spread.

During this time it is so important to help out your neighbours in the best way you can during this pandemic. Some ideas to help those closest around you, while maintaining social distancing: 

  1. Call your neighbours to see if they need anything (Ex. pick up groceries and drop off at porch, someone to talk to on the phone, someone to help with their lawn, etc)
  2. Drop a note off in their mailbox or connect virtually
  3. Share resources with each other as needed

 


Volunteering Resources

At VAC, we want to provide and equip you, your organization and your family with the latest resources that relate to volunteering duirng this pandemic. We ARE working on new ways to engage going forward.

For more resources visit Volunteer Canada's COVID-19 Resources.


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The Volunteer Action Centre Waterloo Region recognizes that in times of community distress many individuals want to be of assistance, helping where there is a need. In almost every form of emergency, the offer of help and willingness to gather to get things done is appreciated. In a pandemic, this is not the case. Social distancing is the recommended course for containing virus spread.

We also know that social isolation can be very damaging and that this is a time when we need to be conscious of people in need within our families, social circles, and neighbourhoods. One to one contact is not advised, but check in calls, emails and social media contact can be very helpful. Adding regular connecting via technology is a great way for individuals to help.

On volunteerWR.ca formal volunteer roles and community organization needs are changing rapidly. The ability of charities to respond to volunteer applications is limited by preparations for the new and rapidly changing service reality. Watch our social media pages and subscribe to our e-Newsletters where we will post updates as we receive them.

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