Resources for Groups

Video Guides

It’s fantastic that so many people are offering to help during COVID-19. To ensure that volunteers protect themselves as well as the people they are helping, South Derbyshire CVS has collated some short video guides. Please feel free to use these for your group and to share with your volunteers.

Supporting Volunteers


Tips for Telephone Befriending

Volunteering during COVID-19

Further Information and Guidance for Groups / Organisations

  • Community groups and COVID-19: what you need to know about data protection: A blog by Ian Hulme, Director for Regulatory Assurance at the Information Commissioner’s Office, clarifying some of the basics of data protection, and giving established community groups, services and charities clarity on how to apply the law in this extraordinary time:
  • COVID-19 Food Hygiene advice: South Derbyshire District Council’s Environmental Health Team have information available on their Facebook page and they are also willing to discuss any specific issues to ensure that any food provided for consumers, particularly those in a vulnerable group is safe. Email
  • Sandy Adirondack’s legal updates: Regular mailings with relevant and clear guidance, advice and resources for the voluntary sector – recently this has included links to home working policies, risk assessments, HR guidance and legal advice, plus much more. To sign up for the legal updates email list contact Sandy on
  • COVID-19 and the Voluntary Sector: A booklet from Derbyshire County Council for managers and coordinators within the voluntary sector to support around staff and volunteer wellbeing, and the development of a safe evidence-based offer of support during COVID-19. You can download it below:
  • VCSE Resources Hub: NAVCA list, regularly updated, of information and guidance on a whole range of issues – legal, safeguarding, governance, funding, operational issues:

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