Welcome to your first pandemic. Now let’s do something about it.
WHY ARE WE OVER COVID?
COVID isn't over, and that's the point. COVID (and the coming aftermath) is causing massive problems in our communities, and nonprofits are keeping people afloat. But America has an unheard-of national volunteer shortage. This is a movement of people stepping up to help our cities get #OverCOVID.
A lot of folks out there have been hit hard by the effects of COVID. Areas with critical needs include:
51% of all food programs in the U.S. are 100% volunteer-run. But the older folks who usually run them can’t now because it’s too risky. So there’s literally a national shortage of food bank volunteers. You can help.
Masks are currently recommended (mandated in some places) for everyone leaving their home to conduct essential businesses. In many cities, people are permitted to leave their home to conduct essential businesses for themselves or on behalf of other people. In certain cities or neighborhoods, a strict lock-down order may be in place that prohibits all activities outside of one’s home. Volunteers should check and comply with all applicable local laws and guidelines in offering services.
Wear protective gloves. Bring gloves to volunteer if you have the supplies.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after volunteering.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Practice social distancing by keeping 6ft between yourself and other people.