Last updated July 2022
View vaccine requirements for volunteers here.
Your health and safety is vitally important.
We encourage all volunteers to stay COVID-19 safe and follow current advice from the WA State Government to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection.
Key steps include:
- Wearing a mask indoors, particularly in crowded areas or where it is hard to physically distance
- Staying up to date with flu and COVID vaccinations
- Getting tested if you feel unwell (more than 28 days if you previously had COVID) and isolating as required
- Keeping up good hygiene habits, such as hand washing and sanitising.
You have every right to cease volunteering for a period at any time, for any reason, if you choose.
Communicate with your volunteering organisation to ensure:
- They know your plans
- You know their plans
- The impact of any changes can be managed
Keep in touch with your volunteer organisation so that the valuable connections and contributions you have made can resume, when the situation changes.
For your protection, consider volunteering for existing and established volunteer involving organisations.
- This resource provides more information about Informal Volunteering Groups.
Online and remote volunteering tasks are completed online and interaction is through a digital platform and/or via email. This form of volunteering allows for volunteer tasks to be completed away from a voluntary organisation, such as at home. There are a growing number of volunteer roles in these areas.
- Find out about online volunteering opportunities currently available here.
And don’t forget to look after yourself and ask for help if you need it.
It’s a stressful time for everyone and changes in your volunteering schedule may add to this.
- There are resources available to help everyone look after their mental health including this one that you might find helpful https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak
- Find out more about volunteering in a pandemic here.