Social Distancing in the Social Sector: The Volunteering Lens of Covid 19

Volunteer engagement, within the context of a public health crisis, raises many questions as organizations assess the evolving risks and needs in our communities. Ramping-up, closing-down, or modifying services?  Some organizations have increased their services to respond to the enhanced vulnerabilities that come with social distancing and self-isolation.  Others are attending to the anxieties and practical issues that arise from loss of work.  Other organizations are moving some in-person volunteer opportunities to virtual and developing new online volunteer opportunities to keep volunteers connected.  Amidst cancellations and postponements of activities and events, we have seen the emergence of virtual gatherings, virtual […]

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