Watch this video to find out how the InitLive solution can help you recruit and manage a team of volunteers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone around the world, including non-profits and organizations that rely on volunteers to perform critical tasks. There is no doubt that for many volunteer programs, all work has stopped or has been modified to be done remotely. Now some crucial volunteer efforts are needed during this global health crisis to protect the vulnerable. InitLive has created this offer to help volunteer managers navigate the difficult task of running volunteer programs to aid in COVID- 19 relief efforts.
In the fight against COVID-19 WCS Europe provides the InitLive solution free of charge* to associations and organizations
*Under certain conditions of eligibility.
Create a response plan
Does your organization have the ability to respond to community needs during the health crisis? Will you be able to sustain and commit to performing essential duties in your community? These questions are essential to ask before you begin to stand up your relief efforts.
Once you have established what needs to be done in the community, it is time to start establishing your action plan. Here is a simple checklist to help you get started.
- Create well-defined volunteer roles with qualification (including things like a driver license) Consider creating as many virtual volunteer positions as possible to protect your community.
- Create an online application form that reflects all the qualifications required for your various roles.
- Create a shift schedule to allow volunteers to automatically sign up for the shifts they are qualified to work.
To complete the above tasks quickly, we recommend using a volunteer management solution.
Keep Your Volunteers Safe
The safety of your volunteers is always the top priority in doing any work; however, it more crucial than ever to equip your volunteers with everything they need to stay safe and healthy during this crisis.
Protect Vulnerable Volunteers – Its well known that seniors are often a large percentage of the non-profit volunteer workforce. Now it is time to let them rest at home. You should ensure that all volunteers with any underlying health condition stay home, and only those who are healthy and able are working in the community. Offer remote work options for those who are vulnerable but still want to help.
Equip Volunteers With Safety Supplies – You need to be following all health regulations outlined by your local government. That will likely include equipping volunteers with masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. If you can’t secure the necessary safety equipment, the work can’t continue. It is as simple as that. Keep your volunteers and the people they are helping safe at all times.
As your organization works to help those who are vulnerable in the community, it is essential to maintain all health protocols outlined by health officials.
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