It’s time to test what you’ve learned from the webinar series and get recognized for your accomplishment! The COVID-19 Volunteer Ambassador Program is a way for attendees to test what they’ve learned and receive a certificate of completion for each session. If you didn’t get a chance to attend the live session, a recording is available for you to view before completing the assessment.
THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF VOLUNTEERS
Recorded March 25, 2020
As a highly contagious and dangerous virus, COVID-19 is leaving many volunteers vulnerable to the potential risk of infection. Volunteer involving organizations all around the world are making adjustments and establishing new protocols to keep their volunteers safe. Watch Stuart Garland’s (Volunteer Ireland) presentation on the challenges presented by the coronavirus on volunteer management, and actionable steps we can take to ensure continual engagement of our volunteers in safe and effective ways.
MANAGING VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERS DURING A PANDEMIC
Recorded March 27, 2020
Due to the unique circumstances arising from the coronavirus crisis, new and innovative solutions are being developed to to assist organizations and facilities who engage volunteers. Liora Arnan of Israeli Volunteering Network shares innovative best practices for digital volunteering and practical tools and methods of training and managing a network of virtual volunteers.
CORONAVIRUS AND ITS IMPACT ON THE SDGS
Recorded April 21, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has presented a series of challenges to the global volunteer community. However, despite the various obstacles and hurdles, volunteers around the world are using this as an opportunity to come together in solidarity and turning the crisis into a catalyst to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Lynn Wagner (Senior Director, Tracking Progress) and Faye Leone (Senior Policy Advisor, Tracking Progress) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) share their insights on how the pandemic will likely impact the SDGs and its implication on volunteer-led organizations around the world.
RESPONDING TO THE RISE OF INFORMAL VOLUNTEERING
Recorded April 28, 2020
The response from people wanting to help with the COVID-19 crisis has been overwhelming. Much of this has been about people simply wanting to do something helpful for their neighbours. This rise in informal volunteering is appreciated but also at times challenging as individuals stepping forward to help are not linked to an organization or institution, there is no one to support them as volunteers including keeping them safe. Join Stuart Garland (Volunteer Ireland) and Ksenija Fonovic (CSV Lazio, Italy) as they share what their organizations are doing to guide and support both formal and informal volunteer efforts.