If there is a way for your existing volunteers to continue their involvement with TSA mission, either through new opportunities at your site or remote engagement, this is worth exploring.
Note: if you have new opportunities at your site, have a look at the COVID-19 Pausing and Redeploying Volunteers Guidelines for more information
Not sure where to start? Chat to your VR Advisor to discuss some of the ideas below and how to best support volunteers during this time.
|Essential Supply Packs / We Care Packs||For more information on these opportunities, please visit the COVID-19 Corps section on Salvos Central. Click here to start.|
|Remote program support||Do you usually run programs like homework help/mentoring? Can this be facilitated online, or can volunteers help create resource/learning packs?|
|Winter preparation||The cold season is soon approaching! If you have volunteers who can knit or sew, discuss with them the idea of creating some garments for the vulnerable in the local community.|
|Training and development||Now could be a great time to provide your volunteers with training and development opportunities so that when they return to their role, they can do so with confidence!|
Staying connected with your volunteers during this time can be tricky and not all volunteers may want/need it. Find what is most meaningful to your volunteers during this time and see how you can best cater to their needs.
We've collated a few ideas below. Check with your volunteers first if they're comfortable with the below before proceeding
|Group video chats||
|Latest TSA news||
|TSA Employee Assistance Program||
|TSA Financial Assistance|