Responding To COVID-19

Thank you for your interest in volunteering during COVID-19

Before considering volunteering ask yourself – Am I well enough to volunteer?  As a community and as individuals our main task is to minimise the spread of coronavirus.  Remember your safety and limiting the spread of COVID-19 is the main priority.
County Wicklow Volunteer Centre along with the network of volunteer centres and Volunteer Ireland ask that you adhere to the HSE Instructions on how to avoid COVID-19, at work, in the community and at home.
It is really important to realise that not all volunteers who contact us will be assigned to a role and there will be delays.  We are receiving a huge number of new registrations from people who are interested in helping, but at the moment the supply is greater than the demand.

If you are well enough and wish to volunteer, there are two main ways you may be able to help

The first is by registering with us HERE, alternatively, you can contact us directly on either 085 862 2152 or 086 325 8803.  We will try to match you to the most suitable opportunity for you. Please be aware that many organisations are currently in the process of closing or curtailing their services in response to COVID-19, so volunteering opportunities may be limited.  Once you register we will keep in touch and let you know what is happening locally.
The second way to help is informally in your own community.  If you know someone in your community who may be vulnerable and you can contact them safely (phone, text, a note through the door) just let them know that you are available and can assist with shopping etc.  DO NOT ASSUME THAT SOMEONE NEEDS HELP OR CALL DIRECTLY TO SOMEONE’S HOUSE UNANNOUNCED,  as some people may be very anxious making face to face contact, particularly if they have a medical condition or are living alone.

If someone asks you to do something that you can’t do, please let them know and recommend that they contact the Wicklow County Council Community Call Helpline @ 1800 686 399 or text 087 245 6874 or call us in the Wicklow Volunteer Centre @  085 862 2152 0r 086 325 8803 or email and we will try to find a solution.

For up to date information regarding COVID-19 visit the HSE website HERE