To the DOVIA Colorado community (and beyond):
Thank you for doing the hard work of keeping your people safe, keeping your organization accountable to its mission and serving as a leader in this very unpredictable and scary time. We know you are facing your own set of struggles with COVID-19. We want you to feel supported and engaged throughout these unprecedented times. This page will be updated frequently with resources, education sessions specifically related to COVID-19 and general updates related to COVID-19.
How to Thank Volunteers in 2020
How to Ask Volunteers to Contribute Financially
Teletherapy- Recovery Village
Telehealth and Online Mental Health Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID -19 Volunteer agreement and release form
Spark the Change Colorado Covid19 blog
Resources to Help You Manage Volunteers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
A nationwide database with state-by-state legal resources related to people serving in times of emergency, including volunteers
Volunteering During COVID
COVID19 Volunteer agreement and release form - The Action Center
Sample Volunteer Position Description - Food Bank
The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook: Fully Integrating Online Service into Volunteer Involvement
Three resources for your COVID-19-related volunteering
Tech Made Easy for Seniors with New Instructional Guides
Volunteer Engagement Response Plan for COVID-19
Volunteerism Management During Covid 19 (pdf) and resource link
Guide to Living with Worry and Anxiety
Are Your Kids Stuck Inside? So are these Kids: Article NY Times
Colorado Specific Resources:
Colorado Nonprofit Association
Volunteer Engagement Resources:
Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA)
GoToMeeting Platform (Video Conference Service) https://www.gotomeeting.com/
Zoom Communications https://zoom.us/ (Video Conference Service)
Note: Zoom and Go To Meeting offer similar services. Explore both to see what might work best for your organization.
Some items to pay attention to:
What are they offering free of charge?
Do they have a maximum capacity on the free option for number of attendees?
Google Voice: Protect your privacy!
You can easily set this up via your computer and/or your phone. Google voice lets you utilize making phone calls while not allowing volunteers and other constituents have your personal cell phone number. Google walks you through it easily!
Other Communication Resources:
What’sApp (easy for large group communication outside of email