FAQs

What is furlonteering?


Furlonteering started as volunteering your skills to charities while you are furloughed, but is now available for anyone to share their expertise. So whether you're working, been made redundant, retired or on a career break, you can volunteer with a charity in need.




Can I volunteer while I am furloughed?


Quite simply, yes you can. Current government guidelines state: “A furloughed employee can take part in volunteer work, if it does not provide services to or generate revenue for, or on behalf of your organisation or a linked or associated organisation” ( full policy and guidelines updated on 20th April 2020).




How does furlonteering work?


If you want to get involved and start furlonteering you can register your interest and details here. If you are a charity that needs a furlonteer do get in touch and register your interest with us. We’ll do our best to match you up.




What if I’m not furloughed but want to help out?


Initially we were only supporting furloughed workers but we have relaxed our stance on this as we are encouraging everyone to find time to volunteer as part of their work/life balance. If you are working and have spare time, have recently been made redundant or are unemployed, please do still register with us. Volunteering is a great way of gaining extra experience when looking for your next role!




What charity will I be paired up with?


We’ll match your skills with a charity that has let us know that they need extra help. Once we have found a match we’ll get a charity connected with you.




What if I don’t hear back once I have registered?


You should receive a notification once you have filled out our form. If you haven't then do check your spam folder as they sometimes end up there and if you still haven't received a confirmation of your registration, please contact us at hello@furlonteer.com. Please bear with us, we’re a small and mighty team doing our best to support charities. If we find a match for you we will be in touch.




Where will I be working?


Our goal is to get people linked up with charities and working remotely to adhere to social distancing.