PAVO, within the county’s partnership arrangements, has established a Community Sector Emergency Response Team (C-SERT).
This comprises county organisations that offer volunteer support and emergency response services alongside partners from Powys County Council and Powys Teaching Health Board.
C-SERT has adopted a three-pronged approach to supporting people and communities:
1. Community Support Networks
2. COVID-19 Powys Health and Care Volunteers
3. COVID-19 Voluntary Sector Information and Engagement
The notes from C-SERT meetings can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
C-CERT MEETING NOTES:
C-SERT has developed guidance for volunteers across Powys
Please click below to view the guidelines.
Our Community Connector service (please click here for details) is supporting and coordinating thirteen community support networks across Powys.
These networks seek to bring together the very many informal and formal voluntary initiatives that are operating to help people keep safe and well.
If you would like to get involved in your community to help people, or if you know of anyone that needs help, please contact the Community Connectors.
Our Community Connectors can be contacted on 01597 828649 or by emailing community.connectors((at)pavo.org.uk
COVID-19 POWYS HEALTH & CARE VOLUNTEERS:
We are recruiting volunteers to help statutory health and care services during this period. You will be able to choose in which area or community you'd like to volunteer.
There are a number of volunteering opportunities you can choose, including a general one that seeks to match your experience, knowledge and skills to the right opportunity for you in the health board.
Please register to join an opportunity if you would like to help us help others in these difficult times.
If you would like more information about volunteering or help to register as a volunteer, please email volunteering(at)pavo.org.uk
VOLUNTEERING FOR ORGANISATIONS:
Many voluntary groups are recruiting volunteers to help deliver their important services during these critical times.
If you would like any help to recruit, asses, train and place volunteers, please contact us by emailing volunteering(at)pavo.org.uk
There are a number of initiatives that offer help to voluntary groups and organisations to deliver support and remain viable.