Skills have been matched and 68 employees are now supporting teams delivering essential services to our communities

65 volunteers have been lined-up to use their skills in our education hubs over the Easter break. A further 3 have taken on support roles that allow one team working with vulnerable people to focus on the delivery of their frontline service. 

Other employees are in the process of having their skills cross-referenced with requests for help. It’s anticipated they will take on support roles within essential services over the coming weeks.

Offering support is easy

In total, 227 people from across the Council and Falkirk Community Trust have flung their hats into the employee volunteering ring to ensure essential services continue to be delivered.

Becoming a volunteer is easy. If you work in a non-essential service visit Volunteering - supporting council services, click the green Volunteer to Help button and fill in the online form. 

Your name, skills and availability will be kept in our database until a match is made. When that happens you'll be contacted and asked if you are still willing, able and available to support another team. 

Until then - and if you can - you should continue to work from home.

Kenneth Lawrie, Chief Executive, said: “Over the coming weeks and months requests for help are likely to increase as self-isolation and sickness levels rise and employees take well deserved annual leave. We need to build a bank of volunteers to ensure essential services get the support they need when the going gets tough. I would urge anyone thinking about stepping forward to do so now.”