Notice to the Community
Last updated: December 11, 2020
Volunteer Sudbury / Bénévolat Sudbury prioritizes the safety of our volunteers, staff, clients, members, and community partners. We continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in our community, and would like to provide an update on the known impact as it relates to volunteerism and our volunteer programming.
OFFICE CLOSURE: To ensure the safety of staff and community members, the Volunteer Sudbury / Bénévolat Sudbury office will be closed to the public until further notice. All inquires and meetings will be facilitated virtually. If you would like to set up a meeting, please email email@example.com or call our temporary phone number at 705-482-7422. Phones are answered from 9 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Friday.
As an organization, we are taking the following steps to ensure the continuity of our services and ensure public safety during this period:
Volunteer Sudbury / Bénévolat Sudbury will continue to provide online and phone support to volunteers and members. Any in-person meetings will be rescheduled, or moved to a phone/virtual meeting as needed.
All Training Sessions will be delivered virtually through Zoom.
All in-person events have been cancelled until further notice.
The Valuable Volunteer Program has been placed ON HOLD at this time, and no new clients will be accepted. Until it is safe to resume project activities, we ask that individuals join our VVP Wait List.
Community Presentations and Information Sessions are being held virtually at the request of community members. If your organization is interested in a community presentation, please contact our staff for more information.
Recommendations for Community Volunteers
Volunteering is important to the health and wellness of our community, and is a crucial aspect of social connection. We understand that at this time, many individuals may have their volunteer roles paused, are pivoting to helping via virtual means, or, are looking to lend a hand towards those most vulnerable in our community.
Please keep in mind that many organizations do not have the capacity for volunteers at this time. However, the situation is always evolving, so please continue to search for new volunteer opportunities using our online database. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about potential opportunities.
Many individuals and groups are volunteering their time informally to help neighbors, and those most vulnerable in the community. We encourage these groups to participate with caution, and follow all measures recommended by Public Health Sudbury and Districts. If you have any questions about volunteering during this time, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact our office at email@example.com.