As COVID-19 response intensifies across our nation, HandsOn Central California wants to emphasize the importance of the global issue, but also offer a sense of unwavering optimism for the future. How we each respond at a time like this is a reflection of what we stand for.
We at HandsOn are committed to providing a safe environment for our employees and volunteers, and continuing to serve the needs of our most vulnerable citizens. We are being challenged to take increased measures to maintain continuity of services and protect the health of our employees and volunteers with physical distancing and cancellation of non-essential gatherings.
In an abundance of caution, HOCC is:
Providing opportunity for tele-service for our AmeriCorps VISTA and VIP members;
Providing increased opportunity to access court referral community services remotely;
Accepting only a limited number of visitors to our office;
Postponing all planned events of more than 50 people, such as Hands Across the Valley, until it is safe;
Sharing best practice health tips with our team and our stakeholders, and being a thought partner as they sort through the current health crisis; and
Updating our website to connect those who wish to volunteer to organizations that are providing essential supports.
Central California is looking for committed volunteers who can help 2 shifts a week for 2 months. Available shifts are Monday-Friday 7AM-10AM, 10AM-1PM & 1PM-4PM
Volunteers will assist clients with an emergency meal box as well as loading a range of food into the client's car.
SignUp today at: https://ccfoodbank.org/get-involved/volunteer/
United Way Fresno Madera Counties Listos California Farmworker Outreach
This project is designed to provide migrant farm laborers (including those that work in fields, packing sheds, and other agricultural production) with emergency preparedness education and information. These workers are some of the most vulnerable residents of our communities and are often left out of outreach programs because of language barriers, legal loopholes, or fear. We are teaming up with local Community Benefit Organizations to conduct outreach with Central Valley farm workers to also ensure they have the protective equipment and information needed to stay safe while working in the fields. In order to complete this project we are looking for volunteers to partner with us to prepare and pack the Listos bags we need to complete these outreaches.
Volunteers will be trained by a United Way staff member to properly and efficiently pack the Listos bags. Each bag includes a disaster guide, COVID-19 prevention infographic, 211 campaign flyers, census information, PG&E Utility assistance programs, and PPE materials.
We are asking for volunteers to commit to serve in three hour shifts from 9am-12pm on the selected days. Please see scheduled opportunities.
Location of Service:
Ideally volunteers would come to the United Way Fresno Madera Counties, as there is plenty of room to social distance, but accommodations can be made to complete at home if necessary.
At the United Way Fresno Madera Counties office we are taking a variety of safety measures to ensure the health of our staff and volunteers.
These safety measures include:
Daily sign in sheet
Daily wellness screening
Daily temperature checks
Mandatory facemask policy
Daily office cleanings
Any questions can be sent to Emily via email at email@example.com
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Poverello House is looking for volunteers who can help organize donation bins. These bins will have an assortment of items ranging from clothing to food.
If you are interested in volunteering or if you would like more information, please contact the volunteer coordinator Abigail Nolte at email@example.com
Poverello House is looking for volunteers who can help sort and clean up their library shed. Volunteers are needed for 2 hours Mon-Fri and an hour on weekends.
If you are interested in volunteering or if you would like more information, please reach out to the volunteer coordinator, Abigail Nolte at firstname.lastname@example.org