Volunteering in Lockdown – Stories from the Inside

We want to hear from people who have been volunteering in the background, packing hampers for Food Banks, cooking and delivering meals, or adapting their volunteering to meet social distancing requirements.

“We also know that there are people who have had to step down from beloved volunteering roles for their own health and safety. We want to tell their story too, how they are staying connected and busy while stuck at home. Volunteers are so valuable, we want to honour their contribution to our community”, says Lisa Richards, Volunteer Central Vic Coordinator.

This project is about resilience, coping with change, and giving our volunteers a voice and recognition of their vital contribution. We also hope to inspire people to stay connected with volunteering as we move forward to recovery.

The stories will be published on the Volunteer Central Vic Facebook Page and website during National Volunteer Week from 18th – 24th May 2020.

How to submit a story:

Send us a photo of either:

  1. You in your volunteer role, if you are still able to volunteer
  2. You at home, however you are keeping busy.

You can also film a short video clip on your phone or iPad camera.

Tell us your story:

  • Tell us a bit about yourself.
  • If you are volunteering now, what are you doing?
  • If you used to volunteer but have had to stand down, what did you do?
  • How did you get involved?
  • What do you love about your role?
  • What are the challenges?
  • Do you see yourself continuing in this role?
  • How are you staying positive during the pandemic?


Send us a photo of your isolation creativity!

Have you made something you are proud of while in lockdown? Send us a photo and we will add it to our Virtual Gallery.

Submit a photo or film clip before FRIDAY 8th MAY by completing this Publicity Consent Form: Publicity Consent Form and email the image or recording and form to: