COVID-19 - New Volunteer Opportunities

4/2/2020

COVID - More Ways To Help ❤️
 
 
 
 
 
                       
 
Volunteer Update From
Volunteer West Virginia

Over the past few weeks we have been inspired by the many ways West Virginians are stepping up to help with the COVID-19 pandemic. Today we are happy to share more ways to help!

At Volunteer West Virginia we are collecting safe and creative ways to volunteer and posting them on our website .

Please be safe while volunteering. Remember to practice prevention through social distancing, hand-washing and following all CDC Guidelines & Precautions .

How To Share a Volunteer Opportunity
💗 To share a COVID Volunteer Opportunity on our website please email it to Dana Bryant . Be sure to include: Your organization, location, a brief description, and contact information.

💗 Looking for safe ways to engage your volunteers during the COVID-19 Pandemic? Check out this free webinar .
 
 
New Volunteer Opportunities
 
 
 
 
The American Red Cross | 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
 
 
American Red Cross Blood Drive | South Charleston

The South Charleston community and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive on April 15th at the Holiday Inn & Suites.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
 
 
 
 
Berkeley County Feeding Program | Countywide

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 distribution is on Wednesday. At least 15 volunteers are needed each day.

To preregister contact Patrick Murphy .
 
 
Meals on Wheels |
Buckhannon - Tennerton Area

Volunteers needed to help deliver Lunch between 10 AM and 12:30 PM.

For more information contact Sarah Campbell 304-472-0528.
 
 
 
 
WV Medical Mask Army | Charleston & Huntington

West Virginia Mask Army is an emerging nonprofit sewing protective masks for medical personnel using quality filter material. Two hubs for materials and pickup are Huntington and Charleston, learn more here. Donations of elastic are needed. Volunteers to sew masks from provided materials are needed. Volunteers should sign up using the form on the website, and call or text to make sure materials are available before driving to the pickup site.


 
 
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 .


 
 
 
 
High Rocks Academy | Hillsboro

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 in the community. 

To learn more contact  Sarah Riley  at (304) 653-4891.
 
 
Share a WV Strong Story from Your Community

Senator Manchin's Office is sharing inspirational stories from those on the ground who are donating their time and energy to helping their fellow West Virginians during the COVID-19 Crisis.

For example - Joe Santore, a local puppeteer, and Mark Cagle, a local elementary school guidance counselor, have been serenading seniors on their birthdays from outside the Elmcroft of Martinsburg nursing facility, bringing some cheer to residents and staff. These gentlemen maintain social distance and serenade seniors from the lawn.  

Share your stories or recommend someone to be recognized for being WV Strong by emailing them here .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contact Information

Dana Bryant, Dana.a.Bryant@wv.gov

Volunteer West Virginia

600 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304.558.0111 | Toll Free: 800.WVHELPS | Fax: 304.558.0101

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