An action plan has been launched to deal with the community response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring launched an action plan to support the community response.
There were three key initiatives, Letting people know how and where they can volunteer, providing community supports for older people and launching a help desk to assist smaller community groups.
Helping the most vulnerable in society from a safe distance was one of the key messages.
Minister Ring says there are many ways for people to volunteer in these difficult times and is urging everyone in society to play their part during this crisis.