30 March: Volunteering during coronavirus pandemic


While the most important ask for the public remains to stay at home and follow the essential public health guidance, people who are healthy and not at risk can volunteer to provide practical or emotional help to those most in need. People who want to share their kindness with others can register as a Community Reserve Volunteer (CRV) and be part of Scotland-wide preparations to protect the NHS, support people in need and help save lives.

Sign up at readyscotland.org/ to join the team of volunteers who will take food, medicine and supplies to vulnerable people unable to leave their homes. CRVs will provide extra people power to boost the amazing work already happening in communities large and small, urban and rural, up and down Scotland.

Organised through Volunteering Scotland, the website readyscotland.org/ will direct recruits to the Red Cross’s simple online recruitment platform to sign-up volunteers - a process that takes just five minutes.

After people have registered their interest, volunteers will then be coordinated and supported by the Red Cross to support a range of needs. This will help support and strengthen communities who are already doing so much to support others. Local delivery across Scotland will be through local contact centres across Scotland that combine local authorities, the NHS and local charities and community organisations so they can give their help where the need is greatest in their local communities.


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