COVID-19 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

MANY VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED DURING COVID-19

Everyone is making dramatic changes to their daily lives due to COVID-19. There are many new needs in our communities on top of those that already existed. Below are opportunities available to volunteer and serve others in need. 

Best Practices for Volunteers During COVID-19

The following are best practices that volunteers can utilize while engaging and participating in community events during the Coronavirus pandemic.  

  1. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water or use hand sanitizer that has at least 60% alcohol. 

  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, especially when out in public. 

  3. Avoid contact with people who are sick and stay home if you are sick. 

  4. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 

  5. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away. 

  6. Stagger your volunteering shifts.

  7. Volunteers most at risk of contracting Covid-19 should not volunteer until further notice.

  8. Provide administrative or support functions for older volunteers who want to be part of the response.

MASKS FOR ALL

Join us to provide personal use face masks to help ensure there are MASKS FOR ALL as we transition out of quarantine, especially for those in under-resourced areas.

CROWDSOURCE RESCUE

CrowdSource Rescue is a Houston-based disaster response non-profit. They are co-opting their rescue platform to use for the COVID-19 pandemic and are organizing volunteers to help to do no-contact food deliveries to high-risk Houston residents.

HARRIS CO. PUBLIC HEALTH DEPT

Harris County Public Health is currently activated in response to COVID-19. HCPH needs volunteers to assist Medical Reserve Corps and HCPH employees March 11 – 25 to make phone calls.

TARGET HUNGER

Doubling food distribution to neighbors in need. More food means more help needed! Volunteer your time Tues – Thurs.

ATTACK POVERTY

Volunteers are needed to inventory and distribute items to those seeking help. Volunteers will be trained in the CDC recommended safeguarding procedures so we are all protected.

FORT BEND SENIORS

Fort Bend Seniors has closed their senior congregate meal sites and needs more volunteers to assist with the Meals on Wheels program to ensure all their clients receive meals during this time period.

GENERATION SERVE

Volunteer with Generation SERVE by creating homemade appreciation cards that will be delivered alongside meals to the medical care workers.

OPERATION GRATITUDE

Operation Gratitude is asking for volunteers to assist with making bracelets and writing letters to military and first responders.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR CHURCHES

Hundreds of local congregations are in desperate need of volunteers with basic technical knowledge to help them put their worship services online as well as online giving and other technical solutions due to COVID-19. Click here if you need assistance.

HOUSTON FOOD BANK

Whether you are a group or individual there are many opportunities to volunteer. Amid the growing concerns around COVID-19 we have increased cleaning frequency in areas of high traffic including volunteer work areas.

KIDS MEALS

Every day in Houston, 1in 4 preschool-aged children live unsure of their next meal. Volunteers ride with our delivery drivers to deliver meals and food items directly to the children’s homes.

THE BEACON

A collection of different programs designed to assist Houston's homeless population. We are looking for volunteers to assist in sack lunch distribution from our facility. Donations are also welcome.

WESLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

Investing in the potential of individuals & creating opportunities to strengthen families & build neighborhoods. Volunteers will pack bags of food and distribute food Tues – Fri in a drive-up food distribution.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOOD BANK

Montgomery County Food Bank is accepting volunteers to help in the warehouse, at food distribution sites, and at MCFB events. Please note that age restrictions apply.

COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE CENTER (CONROE)

Weekly volunteers needed to assist with food sorting and boxing for families with children who are out of school and seniors. Volunteers also needed for drive through pick up locations.

GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is collecting donations across all of Houston. In order to practice social distancing, an appointment is required.

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