Coronavirus (Covid19) Info & Volunteering Opportunities

It has been a year+ since my last post. A lot has happened in the past year, but nothing can be compared to the current pandemic, coronavirus aka Covid19. It is only a quarter into the year 2020 now, but Covid19 has heavily impacted people’s lives everywhere. What we all took for granted, freedom to go anywhere we want, freedom to eat whatever we want, freedom to socialize with anyone and everyone, are all seemingly on hold as social distancing becomes the norm.

With only essential workers heading to work, and only essential businesses open, volunteering opportunities are limited. I am hoping to share Covid websites with good information on this blog post and any related volunteering opportunities that organizations need to help others out during this time. There are many remote volunteering opportunities available that can be done safely at your own homes. Of course, there are also volunteering opportunities that are not remote, but make sure you follow the rules and regulation set forth in your local communities before venturing out. I’ll keep updating this post as I find more information and opportunities. Please email me at weekendvolunteering@gmail.com if you have any recommendations.

Remember: Staying at home to volunteer is the best option at this time, but if you do want to help out in person, please follow your local government rules and regulations first and foremost. Do stay home if you are sick OR if you have contact with anyone that is sick or may be sick.

I.Coronavirus Information

What is Coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19)?
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Coronavirus: Safety Tips For You
https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2020/coronavirus-safety-and-readiness-tips-for-you.html

Coronavirus disease: Symptoms & Causes; Diagnosis & Treatment
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/symptoms-causes/syc-20479963

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: When and how to use masks
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks

Mail, groceries, and takeout: How to be sanitary with stuff you’re bringing home https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/3/27/21195819/mail-groceries-takeout-packages-delivery-clean-sanitize-wipe-outside-coronavirus

How Safe Is It To Eat Takeout?
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/04/08/822903487/how-safe-is-it-to-eat-take-out

II.Volunteering Opportunities:

Volunteer Match 
Various virtual volunteering opportunities
https://www.volunteermatch.org/virtual-volunteering

United Nations 
Online volunteering opportunities in various areas like writing/editing, translation, research, project development, etc.
https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en

Red Cross
Looking for volunteers for blood donation and delivery support, disaster response & relief, and volunteering from home (virtual opportunities)
https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer/urgent-need-for-volunteers.html

Houston Food Bank
Looking for volunteers to help with various projects and delivery
https://www.houstonfoodbank.org/covid19/

Meals On Wheel
Volunteers for deliveries, the kitchen, and other opportunities
https://meals-on-wheels.com/volunteer/

Plant It Forward
Looking for volunteers to help on the farm, Food Hub, and remotely
https://plant-it-forward.org/community-involvement/

Remote Area Medical
Non-clinical administrative volunteers are needed to help staff COVID-19 drive-through testing sites
https://www.ramusa.org/covid-19-volunteer/

TX N95 Covers
Volunteers helping to sew covers for N95 masks for medical personnels in Texas
https://www.txn95covers.com/

LA Works
Virtual volunteer opportunities to support Los Angeles
https://www.laworks.com/virtualvolunteering

Michigan Volunteers
Medical, public health, community, healthcare administrator, etc volunteers needed in Michigan
https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_98811—,00.html

Volunteer New York: Virtual Volunteer Center
Virtual remote volunteering opportunities In New York as well as community-wide response activities in New York
https://www.volunteernewyork.org/vvc

Technology SWAT Teams to Support New York COVID-19 Response
Looking for companies and skilled tech individuals to help build and develop technological solutions that can help with the response to the virus.
https://www.ny.gov/content/join-state-technology-swat-team

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