Covid-19 Volunteer Opportunities

How to Help 
As the state’s volunteer organization, Volunteer WV will continue to support our partner organizations who rely on volunteers to deliver essential services. We will use our website and E-news to highlight volunteer opportunities to support communities throughout West Virginia during this difficult time. 

Please be safe while volunteering. If you are considering taking part in organization-led volunteer projects during this time, we ask that you observe the CDC guidelines and precautions. Volunteer Agencies who need to keep providing critical services to our WV communities, please review the following guidelines: 
 
Volunteer Agency Guidelines

COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities 
American Red Cross Blood Drive - South Charleston 
South Charleston 
The South Charleston Community and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. This is one thing you can do to help our community while still practicing safe social distancing. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! 
When: Wednesday April 15th, 2020 from 9AM - 2PM. 
Where: Holiday Inn & Suites - 400 2nd Ave SW, South Charleston, WV, 25303 

Berkeley County Feeding Program - Department of Education 
Berkeley County 
Volunteers are needed to load trucks and pack meals for students in Berkeley County.  The 3 distribution sites are: Mill Creek Intermediate School in Inwood WV, South Middle School located in Martinsburg WV, & Spring Mills Primary School located in Martinsburg WV. Currently Monday & Tuesday are utilized for unloading & packaging and for distribution on Wednesday. Atleast 15 volunteers are needed each day.

Meals On Wheels
Buckhannon - Tennerton Area, WV
Volunteers needed to help deliver Lunch between 10 AM and 12:30 PM.
Contact Person: Sarah Campbell
Phone: 304-472-0528

WV Medical Mask Army 
Statewide 
West Virginia Mask Army is an emerging nonprofit sewing protective masks for medical personnel using quality filter material. Volunteers are needed to sew masks from provided materials. To volunteer, contact a volunteer hub near you to inquire about supply availabilityVolunteers can arrange a time to safely pick up supplies and drop off completed masks without face-to-face contact.

Tutor Students & Teach Them Hobbies 
Statewide 
Do you have a hobby that you would like to teach a child? Volunteers are needed to tutor students and teach them hobbies - such as painting, baking, knitting, Yoga, calligraphy, martial arts, and cooking. This project helps students interact with caring role models and learn new things while they are at home. The gatherings will be held virtually on webinars. This project is being organized by Education Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA Bobbi Mitchell. To sign up as a volunteer click here. Students can register here.  
Contact: Bobbi Mitchell

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State, Letters for Littles 
Statewide 
Volunteers are needed to write encouraging notes to children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. As adults we understand that these are unprecedented times, but we also know that things will eventually be alright and life will return more or less to normal.  Children may not have a clear understanding of what's going on, how long it might last, or even if life will ever return to normal. Big Brothers Big Sisters will coordinate the delivery of the cards and notes. 
Contact: Robin Creasy - (304) 522 -2191 / (304) 525-4250

The American Red Cross West Virginia Region 
Statewide 
The American Red Cross West Virginia Region is  seeking volunteers who are healthy and feeling well to give blood to make up for canceled blood drive events during the pandemic. Appointments are available via the Red Cross Blood Donor App, online at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Find a location near you.

Foster a Pet 
Statewide 

Volunteers are needed throughout the state to foster animals from their local animal shelters. Getting animals into foster homes during this time allows shelter staff to self-quarantine. Animals also provide companionship and unconditional love that can be beneficial at this time. It's a win win situation! To learn more contact your local Humane Society or Animal Shelter.


Mountaineer Food Bank  
Gassaway, WV 
Needs Volunteers M-F 
Volunteers needed to help put food boxes together for emergency distribution.
Contact: Melissa England - (304) 364-5518

 
High Rocks Academy 
Hillsboro, WV 
High Rocks is currently collecting: Clamshell takeout containers, Aluminum foil trays, Disposable packages of forks/knife/napkin sets. These items will be used to package meals for their community. 
Contact: Sarah Riley - (304) 653-4891

Facing Hunger Foodbank 
Huntington, WV 
Needs Volunteers M-F, 8am to 4:30pm
Volunteers needed to help put food boxes together for emergency distribution.
Contact: Bill Hagy at (304) 523-6029 ext. 33
 
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 
Extra laptops are needed that local college students can borrow for their remote academic studies.
Contact: Kristi Wood-Turner - (304) 293-8761
kwood@wvu.edu
 
Updated: 4/6/2020

How To Share a COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunity 
  • If you have a volunteer need you would like posted here please email it to Dana Bryant, dana.a.bryant@wv.gov
  • Include: Your organization, location, a brief description, and contact information.

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