Volunteering during COVID-19 is not volunteering as usual, but there are still many ways to help.
- Support Health Workers and Island Health in their response to COVID-19. Click here to volunteer, work, donate PPE or goods, or to offer support to health care workers. Please do not drop off gifts or items at local hospitals.
- If you are a senior who needs help, or you are a volunteer wants to serve seniors please connect with BC211
- If you want to volunteer under the umbrella of Volunteer Victoria please register here. Volunteer Victoria will provide training before connecting you with individuals or families who need support. You may be called into service by local municipalities, community organizations, or health authorities.
- One of the best and fastest ways to help is by checking in with your neighbours.
- If you, a friend, or family member needs help from a volunteer please call Volunteer Victoria at 250.386.2269 or e-mail email@example.com
- Please check out the latest resources to help you volunteer safely during COVID-19
Who Needs Our Help During COVID-19?
Many of the most vulnerable people in our community who needed services before COVID-19 are connected to existing programs and services. These programs are still operating and people are well-served.
People who were not connected before COVID-19 are looking for help. The most common service requests from people all ages will be for volunteers to provide:
- reassurance check-ins to reduce isolation
- regular and repeat supports for individuals and families who are medically fragile and self-isolating at home
- one-time or infrequent help for people need a little extra support
All volunteers must keep COVID-19 prevention measures at the front of mind each and every time they volunteer and connect with another person. Even low-contact volunteering activities require planning and prevention.