April 22, 2020
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
United Way’s Volunteer Connection site is set up to help connect agencies and volunteers. A COVID-19 Response section for both needs and in-kind support is easily accessible on the site. As expected, agencies are working hard to navigate volunteering in this new time, so the opportunities are limited. Here is a link for you to see what has been entered so far Volunteer Connection and some examples are listed below:
URGENT NEED FOR HELP WITH MEAL DELIVERY – Age Well is in need of volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels and to shop for groceries and get other essentials for seniors in Franklin County, St. Albans in particular. As more and more Seniors are reaching out about receiving Meals on Wheels and other services we need extra hands to help. Please contact Erica Marks, Director of Volunteer Services at 802-662-5249 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about how to help visit: https://www.agewellvt.org/giving-back/volunteer
ASSISTANCE NEEDED FOR FOOD DELIVERY & MORE – Samaritan House is in need of a few more volunteers to assist in food delivery, errands, and activities for the guests. Contact Hannah Rose at email@example.com or call 527-0847.
CRITICAL NEED FOR BLOOD DONATIONS – American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and if you are healthy and eligible to donate, please visit www.redcrossblood.org for more information and to schedule an appointment at a drive near you!
NEW BLOOD DONOR SCREENER – American Red Cross needs volunteer to provide excellent customer service to enhance the blood donor experience, executing donor temperature screening on potential donors prior to their entry into the blood drive. This position and Temp-taking screening station is part of additional screening the American Red Cross has implemented in the interest of the safety of the blood supply, recipients, other donors, staff, volunteers and general public health regarding COVID-2019 outbreaks.
Greet donors and model excellent customer service behaviors. Manage donor flow at temp taking station to ensure only donors passing temp screen are permitted access. Contact Erica Fuller at Erica.firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITED WAY OF NORTHWEST VERMONT COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE: For information on how to help, where to volunteer, community resources, and how to donate to the response fund, visit https://unitedwaynwvt.org/covid19-community-response
Megan Bridges (she/her/hers)
Volunteer Connection Coordinator
United Way of Northwest Vermont
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