On Thursday, 19th March, Ellwood Atfield emailed a small part of its network to test an idea. Almost two hundred replied volunteering their time and skill. Fantastic.
Meantime Jules Shelley and James Green have been matching volunteers with organisations “by hand”. On Monday 30th, we launched this site. Thank you Rob and team for donating your time and doing such a fantastic job.
What's the plan?
To put expert volunteer communicators together with organisations at the front line of fighting Covid-19. We hope that the whole communications industry gets involved. We will keep this going until need stops or when this terrible situation has ended.
Who's supporting this?
We hope everyone in the Comms and PR industry will. In effect, this is about top comms professional in the private sector, helping their peers in the charitable and public sector.
What else can I do to help?
Apart from volunteering, there are lots of things you can do. Here are two:
- Use your PR skills to get more volunteers
- Use your PR skills to reach out to comms teams (or for example a CEO of a small charity etc) to spread the word that there is a community of expert communicators waiting to help organisations dealing with C19
Please be prepared to wait up to 48 hours before you get confirmation you have been registered on the database. We are checking every application before it goes live. But please only volunteer if you genuinely have the communications expertise necessary to support the type of organisations #C19commsvolunteers is aimed at.
GDPR & Privacy
Anyone providing information on this website might have it shared as part of this initiative. The whole point of giving your data is to allow certain organisations to review it and contact you about volunteering for them.
We will take care of the information you provide. We have been respecting the private career ambitions and client intimacies as head-hunters to the comms and advocacy industry for many years. We will do our best, but right now we are focused on putting volunteers and organisations together. DO NOT share your details if you have any concerns.
If you have any questions about how we use what we know about you or wish to exercise your rights to access, correct, erase or restrict the information you have provided, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to know more about your rights under the Data Protection Law, see the Information Commissioners Office.
If you are a journalist or have other media enquiries, please contact: needhelpC19@ellwoodatfield.com or call James on 07860 400 326.