Have you been working in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic? Whether you're a staff member at a community organisation or you're one of the 3,500 volunteers who helped with COVID relief efforts, Bristol City Council's Community Development Team invites you to a city conversation to share your views. 

This event involves looking at current developments on COVID-19, imagining what recovery might look like in the city, and the kind of help your community needs. There will be breakout discussions and networking opportunities.

 

Date/Time: 
Friday, 24 July, 2020 - 09:00 to 11:00
8 July, 2020

 

NCVO has published its latest research on the state of the UK’s VCSE sector.

The Civil Society Almanac is published annually, providing a comprehensive overview of facts and figures relating to the voluntary sector.

17 June, 2020

New research on the role that the VCSE sector played during the coronavirus suggests that community organisations should be trusted to lead the post-pandemic recovery.

Charity shop open after COVID-19
11 June, 2020

 

As many English charity shops look to reopen their doors from Monday 15 June, with social distancing regulations and COVID-secure guidelines in place and a likely reduction in volunteer numbers, the VCSE sector is calling for donors to consider the relevance and quality of the goods they donate.

26 May, 2020

 

Volunteers will be at the forefront of a new government public transport initiative that is being designed to deal with the increased pressure on routes as lockdown is lifted.

Journey Makers is being coordinated by Volunteering Matters on behalf of the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership and the Department for Transport.

4 May, 2020

Pro Bono Economics (PBE) has published a new report that explores the VCSE sector’s contribution to the UK’s economy.

24 April, 2020

 

More than 60 charity leaders have signed an open letter urging the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to allow furloughed charity workers to volunteer for their own organisation.

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), charity workers can volunteer for another organisation but not their own.

 

Guidance around volunteering to walk someone else's dog during the pandemic.

 

Guidance for volunteers who are working to keep people supplied with food.

 

Guidance on what to do if you suspect or witness domestic abuse whilst volunteering.

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