Opportunities FAQ's


1. What can I do to help?

If you are not self-isolating: We are organising a group to help with essential supply runs for vulnerable people. Please get in touch with Marcus O’Shea if you’re interested in helping: marcus.o-shea@strath.ac.uk
If you are self-isolating: You can volunteer online! We will be sharing a different online volunteering platform every day on https://www.facebook.com/StrathOpportunities/


2.  Is the Union Tree Planting Event going ahead?

The Tree Planting event on 21 March has been cancelled. We will schedule another event once it is safe to do so (and when it works best for the young trees). Those who have already signed up will get the chance to sign up first and will be guaranteed a place on the trip. 


3. I have signed up to volunteer at an event. What should I do?

All events with over 500 people will be cancelled as per Scottish Government guidance. A lot of smaller events are all issuing cancellations in the interest of health and safety. Check the organiser’s website and social media for notices, and if you don’t see any information, get in touch. If you are concerned about your own health and safety, or of those around you, please do not attend the event. Let the organiser know as soon as possible that you will not be able to volunteer. 


4. I have a regular volunteering shift at my community organisation. Can I still attend?

You can still attend if the organisation is keeping their services running. Get in touch with your contact person to check. However, please follow the current advice and self-isolate if you show any symptoms of COVID-19 (including a cough or a temperature above 37.8), especially if you are working with vulnerable people.


5. I have signed up to a workshop or training session through the Union. Will this still take place?

No face to face workshops will go ahead. However, we will be in touch with all registered attendees to send you some online resources. We will contact you again once the workshop or training session has been rescheduled.


6. Where can I find further information?


You can find Strath Union's Coronavirus statement here.

Please find the University of Strathclyde's Covid-19 Statement here.


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