Scotland’s voluntary sector has been never more needed and never more stretched than it is right now as we strive to cope with coronavirus. We don’t know what the long-term impact of this will be, but we do know how important it is to record what’s going on now so we can build on everything we’ve learnt for the future.
That’s why SCVO is part of the UK-wide #NeverMoreNeeded campaign – to help remind government, funders, donors and the general public of how essential the voluntary sector is now and in the future – and is urging Scottish voluntary organisations to join in too.
We are exploring how the voluntary sector has responded and continues to respond to coronavirus through a series of articles and discussions, and we are collating content from across the sector that tells this story.
We’re asking staff and volunteers from charities, social enterprises, community groups and voluntary organisations who are already sharing their experiences online to start using #NeverMoreNeeded when sharing on social media to enable us to find relevant information.
We’re also asking those who aren’t already telling their story, to start! You can get involved by sharing your/your organisation’s experience of dealing with the impact of coronavirus using the #NeverMoreNeeded hashtag and:
- Writing a blog – on your own site, on our site, or for TFN
- Creating a Twitter thread on your/your organisation’s account
- Uploading an audio or video diary
- Posting photos of some of the work you are doing
- Encouraging others to take part and share their experiences (see social media assets below).
- If your organisation has a story to tell, you can also contact Third Force News, where the team have been reporting on how the ongoing pandemic and lockdown measures are affecting the sector for months.
Advice for businesses & members of the public
Read our top tips for businesses and members of the public who want to do more to support charities during the pandemic: