COVID-19 Volunteer Guidelines
22 April 2020
Thank you for offering your support to your community. We are very grateful for your willingness to share your time.
These guidelines are for volunteers undertaking essential services and working under the direction of an essential service provider. They should be used along with any volunteering operational guidelines provided by that service provider.
If you are not undertaking essential services under the direction of an essential service provider, the best way you can help others is by staying home and helping people from there.
To ensure you keep yourself and others safe while working as a volunteer, it is vital you read and understand the following information and take every precaution.
• Do you suspect that you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19?
• Have you travelled outside New Zealand within the last 14 days?
• Have you been unwell in the last 14 days?
If you answer yes to any of the above questions you are asked to not volunteer in person at this time and you should visit https://covid19.govt.nz to ensure you are following Ministry of Health Guidelines to keep you and others safe.
You should only volunteer in person if you can say no to the three questions above and are following good hygiene practices as set out below. There are still opportunities to volunteer remotely, and support charities through donations.
If you feel you are unable to fulfil your role you can withdraw or say no at any time without feeling guilty.
Please see the link below for the full PDFs on Volunteer Guidelines and Volunteer Organisations Guidelines