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Volunteering during COVID-19

Due to the Corona virus, it’s a difficult time for everyone, even more so for vulnerable people in our society. Societal issues like loneliness and poverty have grown worse. That’s why we think it’s important we all pay a little extra attention to each other.

It’s therefore really valuable right now to join as a volunteer and make a difference for someone else. We’re working hard to find ways to keep making an impact, despite all the measures surrounding the Corona virus. Especially now, the extra attention and help means an awful lot for those who are in need.

We make sure to do everything we can to ensure that our activities, adapted to the COVID-19 measures, are taking place. It gives you (our volunteers) the chance to do something for somebody else. Would you like to contribute too and help someone who can really use it in these difficult times? Then check out our agenda and find out where you can help.

Agenda

RIVM measures

When you go and help somewhere, make sure you observe all RIVM measures to prevent spread of the virus (keep at least 1.5 meters apart for social distancing, wash your hands and cough or sneeze inside your elbow). Please check all the measures below.
Also, we ask you to wear a face mask, for the protection of yourself and others. If you feel you have a cold (coughing, sore throat, nasal dripping) and/or are running a fever, please do not engage in any of our activities.

RIVM measures

Where else can you help?

Our agenda has numerous activities that you can volunteer for. Also, there are many national initiatives we’d like you to know about. Let’s care for each other!

NL Cares activities

NL Cares 'BLIJ Nederland'

NL Cares 'BLIJ Nederland'

A goodnewspaper to cheer up our elderly! For our NL Cares goodnewspaper 'BLIJ Nederland' we are looking for content (happy and positive news) and volunteers who want to help distribute the newspapers to care centers. Sign up now and send an email to info@nlcares.nl.

Balcony serenades

Balcony serenades

Music is the key! We match musicians and residential care centers together and organize outdoor performances to bring a little distraction to the elderly in isolation. At an appropriate distance we cheer up the elderly together. We are still looking for musicians. Register now and send an email to info@nlcares.nl.

4G coffee break

4G coffee break

We are hosting coffee meetings for elderly people. You can now do your bit to help lonely and socially isolated elderly people in your city and have a chat over Skype during a 4G coffee break. You can make a big difference in a lonely day.