COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities

3/25/2020

COVID - How To Help ❤️
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Volunteer Update From
Volunteer West Virginia

We know many West Virginians are looking for ways to help during the COVID pandemic.

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 .
 
 
Volunteer Opportunities
 
 
 
 
Medical Masks for Hospitals | Statewide

West Virginia Association of Local Health Departments is 
welcoming fabric masks from 
communities across the state.
Masks4WV is leading a statewide effort to help.

Masks4WV is a collaborative effort of the West Virginia Association of Local Health Departments and West Virginia Local Health Inc. with support from The Benedum Foundation.

Click here to learn how to help.
 
 
Mountaineer Foodbank |
Gassaway

Volunteers needed to put food boxes together for emergency distribution.

Mountaineer Foodbank located in Gassway, serves 48 counties in West Virginia .

To learn more contact Melissa England at (304) 364-5518.
 
 
 
 
Facing Hunger Foodbank | Huntington

Volunteers are needed in Huntington to put food boxes together for emergency distribution.

For more information call  Bill Hagy at (304) 523-6029 ext. 33.
 
 
West Virginia University | Morgantown

Extra laptops are needed that local college students can borrow for their remote academic studies.

To learn how to help contact Contact: Kristi Wood-Turner at (304) 293-8761.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
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
 
 
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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. 

To learn more contact Robin Creasy  (304) 522 -2191 / (304) 525-4250.
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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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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