Do you need volunteers during COVID-19?

  • March 18, 2020 12:18 PM
    Message # 8840377

    Hi all! 

    My nonprofit has temporarily closed during the pandemic.  I started wondering about all my fellow volunteer coordinators who have programs that cannot close - particularly those who are usually primarily staffed by volunteers ages 65+.  I know this post is rather unusual compared to the regular message board posts, but do you need help? 

    I'm young, able-bodied, not in a high-risk category for COVID-19, nor do I live with anyone who has a high risk.  I understand the severity of this virus and promise to wash my hands constantly.  I also have many friends in the same boat.   Do you have essential volunteer programs where you're now scrambling for coverage? 

    Let me know!  I'd be happy to help. 

    All the best,


  • March 19, 2020 5:37 AM
    Reply # 8841844 on 8840377

    I know Blanchet House is still operational (feeding people experiencing homelessness, at present with to-go food and window service) and in need of volunteers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner service. A great place to volunteer, and they’ve lost a lot of their regular helpers! 

  • March 20, 2020 9:22 AM
    Reply # 8845121 on 8840377
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi Becca,

    This came through last week, and might be an opportunity for younger folks.

    Urgent call for Drivers - Meals on Wheels

    Margaret Gunther

  • March 20, 2020 9:58 AM
    Reply # 8845234 on 8840377

    Thank you both!  I appreciate the suggestions. 

  • March 21, 2020 7:13 PM
    Reply # 8847590 on 8840377

    Hi Becca- Oregon Food Bank and Store To Door are additional options as they are in need of healthy helping hands for the time being.

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