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Volunteering Opportunities

A new ‘Scotland Cares’ campaign has been launched today by the Scottish Government to encourage people to volunteer. You can find the Coronavirus volunteering portal at readyscotland.org. The website is being constantly updated and provides advice on volunteering safely and the organisations to register an interest with such as Volunteer Scotland and the Red Cross.
STRiVE Volunteering is the Third Sector Interface (TSI) for East Lothian. They provide support, learning and development opportunities for both Individuals and Organisations. STRiVE have a volunteer portal for COVID-19. If you are thinking of offering assistance in your community at this time you can find information and a volunteer registration form at their website: https://www.strive.scot/covid-19-volunteer
To support our staff team during the Covid-19 outbreak NHS Lothian is looking at this time to recruit volunteers to one hospital based role: Ward Helper. Ward Helpers are required seven days a week 9am-7pm and will be needed at all of their hospital sites. You can find more information about this role, and directions on how to apply at https://www.nhslothian.scot/GetInvolved/Volunteering/Pages/default.aspx
By becoming a community reserve volunteer, you will help your community get back on track in the event of a major local emergency. This may be particularly important right now and we are working with the authorities to support the Covid-19 response in the best possible way. More information at the Red Cross website here: https://reserves.redcross.org.uk/
The National Emergencies Trust (NET) is launching a fundraising appeal to help those most affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak. You can make a donation, or find out more about their work here: https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/national-emergencies-trust-coronavirus-appeal
Volunteer Scotland have published some excellent advice that is up to date as of the new restrictions on non-essential travel: https://www.volunteerscotland.net/for-volunteers/volunteer/ways-to-volunteer-during-covid-19/
CHSS have volunteering opportunities here: https://www.chss.org.uk/coronavirus/volunteering-opportunities/