If you’re helping a friend, family member or neighbour while they’re staying at home because of coronavirus, remember to keep yourself and others safe while you do so. Here’s some guidance on how to help safely and in a meaningful way.
Southampton Voluntary Services have released a training video about supporting the bereaved. You may find this useful if you are supporting the bereaved in a frontline staff or volunteer role, in addition to the support and training from your organisation.
How to volunteer
Many groups and charities need support to help their work and there are lots of ways you can get involved, whilst keeping social distance. If you’re interested in offering your time and skills, SO:Linked has a number of community groups and organisations looking for volunteers listed on its website.
Love Southampton also helps to match volunteers with the most suitable volunteering opportunities in the city.
We urge all volunteers to adhere to the Government’s guidance on how to volunteer safely. For advice and tips, take a look at these videos created by Southampton Voluntary Service.