Galway Volunteer Centre sees jump in numbers offering to help the most vulnerable during Covid-19

More than 500 people have signed with Galway Volunteer Centre over the last two weeks

More than 500 people have signed with the Galway Volunteer Centre over the last two weeks to help assist organisations providing services to communities, particularly the most vulnerable, during the coronavirus restrictions.

The Galway Volunteer Centre is working with community organisations to create volunteering roles, and is encouraging those interested in volunteering to register via www.volunteergalway.ie The website will also provide information about the kind of roles that are available.

"At the moment groups are figuring out what help they need and we are advising on how to involve safely and avoid further transmission of the coronavirus," said Donncha Foley, manager of the Galway Volunteer Centre. "We are focussed on ensuring the vulnerable are supported, and are willing to provide assistance and advice to any organisations focussed on helping them."

The Galway Volunteer Centre is advising everyone that the best way to volunteer is to follow any guidelines and directions issued by the State. Furthermore the centre's guidelines on volunteering have been approved by the HSE.

For more information see www.volunteer.ie/about-us/covid-19/managing-volunteers-during-covid-19 and www.volunteer.ie/about-us/covid-19/volunteering-during-covid-19

 

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