Frequently asked questions
How do I start volunteering for SCRVSG?
.To get started, register as a volunteer on the SCRVSG website by clicking the button register as a volunteer. You will need to provide a recent photo of yourself for your ID card. Once registered one of the Directors will be in touch with you for a chat.
What sort of work is SCRVSG currently involved in?
We are currently working in the local community in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. We are supporting individuals by:
Does SCRVSR have insurance cover for its volunteers?
Yes we have Public Liability Insurance with Zurich for £5M. This covers volunteers for the activities above - shopping, medication, post and welfare calls during the Coronavirus emergency. We are NOT insured to carry out other activities at the moment (such as dog walking and gardening for people). If we are asked to carry out tasks outside our insurance cover we must say NO but then we try and signpost them to other organisations that may be able to help.
How much time do I have to give as a volunteer?
This is flexible and at the current time depends on your availability.
Will I be provided with PPE when I go shopping and delivering goods?
You will be provided with a bottle of hand sanitiser, gloves and facemasks.
If I go shopping for someone, who pays for it and how is it paid?
We are providing the facility for residents to pay in cash, cheque or by BACS. Most of the time you will need to pay for the shopping and then claim it back.
Will I be paid for my time?
A volunteer is defined as someone who willingly gives up their time without pay to help people or the environment. As a volunteer, you will not get paid for your time but usually reasonable expenses you incur will be reimbursed.
Will volunteering affect my benefits?
Genuine unpaid volunteering should not affect any state benefits you receive.
Can I volunteer if I have a disability?
Yes - However at the moment the tasks being undertaken require volunteers to be able to drive a vehicle and make deliveries to people’s homes in compliance with social distancing regulations.
Can I volunteer with a criminal conviction?
Criminal convictions don’t necessarily mean that you can’t volunteer, but they may limit the type of volunteering you can do.
How old do you have to be to volunteer?
There is no legal age limit although we ask that you are at least 18 years old due to the nature of the work being undertaken during the coronavirus lockdown.
I've applied for a volunteer role but not heard anything. What should I do?
Please be patient. If you have any queries, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org