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211 Call Center Volunteer

United Way Fresno/Madera Counties needs assistance from volunteers to take 211 support calls. Volunteers will be trained and will work remotely. Training and confidentiality are vital to providing support in this position and it is expected that all volunteers read all material in the links below if they have questions. This opportunity will not require you to leave the privacy of your home. With many people needing assistance and information during this crisis, this is a safe way to help without risking your health. You will need access to a computer, internet, and headset (wired or Bluetooth) or combination of microphone and speakers. Immediately after registration and verification, volunteers should attend the first available zoom meeting. These meetings will happen every weekday at 12:30 PST until April 1, 2020. This information will be at the end. 211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 211 can be accessed by phone or computer. To register for this opportunity register on here or contact United Way Fresno/Madera at UWFMvolunteer@gmail.com

Coordinate Grocery Deliveries

Detail orientated, have time to spare, and want to help others? We need volunteers to work spreadsheets and coordinate between requests and drivers. This is a vital back end roll to help shop/deliver groceries and supplies to elderly and sick loved ones. We recognize this is a difficult time for many folks. As we continue to prioritize social distancing to protect ourselves, family, friends, and the greater public, we know many folks may not have access to everyday items they need. If you have an elderly or sick loved one that you can’t get to, or if you are elderly or sick, Bitwise is delivering groceries. Have cash? We’ll settle up. Don’t have cash? Bitwise will cover the bill. Please either send the recipient, address, and shopping list to groceries@bitwiseindustries.com or call 559-460-7809 to let us know what you need. Our direct messages and comment sections are open for requests as well. Bitwise team members are volunteering to make grocery runs for folks in Madera, Fresno, and Tulare County. Keep in mind many stores are low or sold out of certain items, but we’ll do our best to get you what you need. Keep hanging in there, and do what you need to take care of yourselves in this time. For more information please contact Chris Rocha at 559-460-7809 or groceries@bitwiseindustries.com OR you can contact us at HandsOn at 559-237-3101 to sign up today. #bethechange

DELIVER GROCERIES TO ELDERLY/SICK

We need volunteers to shop/deliver groceries and supplies to elderly and sick loved ones. Details: We recognize this is a difficult time for many folks. As we continue to prioritize social distancing to protect ourselves, family, friends, and the greater public, we know many folks may not have access to everyday items they need. If you have an elderly or sick loved one that you can’t get to, or if you are elderly or sick, Bitwise is delivering groceries. Have cash? We’ll settle up. Don’t have cash? Bitwise will cover the bill. Please either send the recipient, address, and shopping list to groceries@bitwiseindustries.com or call 559-460-7809 to let us know what you need. Our direct messages and comment sections are open for requests as well. Bitwise team members are volunteering to make grocery runs for folks in Madera, Fresno, and Tulare County. Keep in mind many stores are low or sold out of certain items, but we’ll do our best to get you what you need. Keep hanging in there, and do what you need to take care of yourselves in this time. To sign up and get started right away, go here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc45lGOopdOvW49fE-zx8RFvHF0mS5iL8ABSAy62GE9mDayEg/viewform For more information please contact Chris Rocha at 559-460-7809 or groceries@bitwiseindustries.com OR you can contact us at HandsOn at 559-237-3101 to sign up today.

COVID-19 Response-Distribution Center Assistance

With volunteer cancellations due to COVID-19, Central California Food Bank is actively seeking volunteers to help in our distribution center and out in the community. Now, more than ever, it’s critical to get food out to the community. We are an essential service and we are fully operational. We are working around the clock to strategize new and modified food distribution methods that adhere to social distancing best practices and ensure public safety. Our volunteer needs are evolving as we adapt and respond to the challenges COVID-19 presents and determine how to best serve our community. Sign up today to volunteer. For more information contact Jobelle Duka at jduka@ccfoodbank.org (559) 237-3663 x 1106.

Food Delivery Volunteer

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a dangerous situation for older adults who are more vulnerable to this virus. The senior nutrition programs have been closed to protect the health of the elderly. The Kings County Commission on Aging is struggling to continue to provide food services to low income seniors by delivering meals to them. If you can volunteer to help deliver food to seniors in Kings County please contact Bobbie Wartson at 559-852-2828.

shipping Crew at South Cedar Location

Once our donations have been sorted and packed in our Clovis office they are taken to our 2962 South Cedar location and staged for shipment. Thursday work days involve the acquisition of donations, inventory organization and preparation of our current shipments, and loading shipments. This is a great place for those interested in putting in a rewarding day of hard labor and having the opportunity of finalizing a shipment destined for someone in need.

Volunteer Opportunity Calendar

The calendar below makes it easy to find opportunities and events that are scheduled for a specific day and time.

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