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VOLT Session 3: Rethinking Youth Volunteering in Light of COVID-19

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VOLT Session 3: Rethinking Youth Volunteering in Light of COVID-19


A special COVID-19 related series of Volunteer Now Members’ Sessions to look at volunteering across a series of themes started on 14 May with Rethinking Volunteering in Charity Shops Post COVID-19.  The next session on 21 May 2020, entitled Rethinking Volunteering in One-to-One and Group Support Roles Post COVID-19 was fully booked.

The third Session is as follows:

Session 3:
Rethinking Youth Volunteering in Light of COVID-19

Date:  28 May 2020
Time:  11am – 12pm

Volunteers have been at the heart of the local community response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Young people have, like so many others, had to adapt to a new way of living and volunteering.  Whether helping out a neighbour to get some shopping, joining up with a community group to deliver food parcels or telephoning someone isolated, volunteers have been making a difference to how people are coping in these challenging times.  Some organisations have had to rethink how they involve youth volunteers and unfortunately some have had to stop what they are doing completely.

So what does this mean for youth volunteering as we move out of these difficult days?  What will youth volunteering look like in the future?  Will COVID-19 change how we think about and manage youth volunteering?

The session will give you an opportunity to talk to colleagues working in a similar field about experiences of Volunteering in Lockdown and share ideas, tips and strategies for Volunteering after Lockdown:

  • Issues and challenges
  • Existing and/or new roles
  • Doing things differently
  • Profiles of volunteers and implications for going forward
  • Impact on volunteering
  • Making the most of volunteer stories


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