Planning for the Lasting Impacts of COVID-19. What are you doing to adapt volunteer events & programs?

  • April 08, 2020 8:42 AM
    Message # 8887385

    Hey folks,

    My colleagues and I are having a lot of conversations about how the pandemic will impact our programs and events through the summer, fall and the future in general. I'm hoping there are others having this conversation, so we can do some brainstorming.

    Some of the ideas we have discussed include virtual events, limited attendance at events, reducing the risk of contamination through sanitizing and even a change in options. How are you adapting your programs?

    Our agencies/non-profits will have reduced budgets, so we will also need to adapt our programs/events to this. We are looking for creative ways to work through this. Leveraging our partnerships to help with specific costs or needs is one, but I don't have any other ideas on this yet. How about you?

    On the flip side, the people we are engaging will likely be looking for cost effective ways to get involved, but what other priorities will they have? There will likely be an increased need to engage kids in volunteer opportunities, after home schooling and spending way too much time being cooped up indoors. What other trends do you foresee in our communities, that might help us better plan?

    Last modified: April 08, 2020 8:45 AM | Anonymous member
  • May 07, 2020 2:08 PM
    Reply # 8954243 on 8887385
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi! We're in the same talking phase at Tryon but with few clear paths ahead. Similar thoughts around small groups and setting up safe distance requirements. I'm looking forward to seeing ideas in this forum as they come up :) 

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