Involving Volunteers

NCVO champion the voluntary sector by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations. They have shared information and advice on involving and managing volunteers during the coronavirus outbreak on their website. 

Their information and advice covers:

  • How volunteers can make a difference
  • Redirecting volunteers if you cannot take on any more
  • How volunteers are affected by the lockdown
  • Volunteers in key worker roles
  • Furlough and volunteering
  • Insurance and volunteering
  • Volunteer expenses
  • Paying for goods or services
  • Safeguarding for volunteer managers
  • Safeguarding for informal volunteer-led groups
  • DBS checks and volunteers
  • Data protection
  • Recognising and reporting scams

If you would like to speak to someone about support available to Merton organisations during this time, please email