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Coronavirus: Guidance for businesses wanting to offer services and volunteers

7 May 2020


How businesses can offer services and volunteers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

For businesses that would like to play a role in supporting the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector’s response to COVID-19, there is guidance available on how to offer services and volunteers.

Offer PPE supplies and/or services
If your business wishes to supply or donate PPE (personal protective equipment) supplies or services, the Northern Ireland Civil Service is creating a central database of offers from organisations, businesses and publicly-funded and voluntary bodies (including educational institutions).

Find out more and register your business.

Voluntary offers for the NHS
Helpforce Assist is connecting the needs of NHS and social care organisations with voluntary offers of time and resources from businesses.

Find out more and offer help.

Providing business skills
Business in the Community Northern Ireland’s SKILLS MATCH programme aims to match business people with projects tackling social challenges during COVID-19 and beyond.

Search for opportunities and apply.

Share your business’ support services
Community NI provides a database where businesses can list their support services and type of help they offer.

Find out more and share your support.


First published 7 May 2020