COVID-19 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

To help address some immediate needs of local nonprofits during this pandemic, United Way of Lane County is actively collecting and sharing information with the community about nonprofits seeking volunteers. Thank you for considering these opportunities!

To learn more about how United Way is responding to COVID-19, visit www.unitedwaylane.org/covid19

Does your nonprofit currently need volunteers to support your efforts related to COVID-19? Please send volunteer needs to volunteer@unitedwaylane.org


Before you volunteer, personal health should be considered. According to the CDC, people who have serious chronic medical conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease, are at higher risk for getting seriously sick.

Those who are interested in volunteering should make sure they:

  • Do not have any symptoms of COVID-19, including runny nose, sore throat, cough, and fever;
  • They are practicing social distancing as much as possible;
  • Are not in the high-risk categories for infection, taking age and autoimmunity into consideration.

For more information on best practices, go to the CDC’s website.


Become a Community Responder

A Community Responder is a volunteer who receives alerts when an organization helping the COVID-19 efforts needs help with an in-kind donation or volunteer need.  Learn more and sign up here.

 

First Place Kids 

Is looking for volunteers to help provide kids activities for families staying at SVDP's Annex Night Shelter. Activities will take place Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm for the duration of school closures. Volunteers need to be socially responsible with the spread of the virus, and isolate themselves between their homes and volunteering at Annex Night Shelter. Interested volunteers can contact Ilana Jakubowski at ilana.jakubowski@svdp.us

 

Florence Food Share

Is looking for volunteers to help fill emergency boxes for clients and bring them to the client’s curbside on Monday afternoons. Interested volunteers can contact Pam or Sherri at 541-997-9110.

 

FOOD for Lane County

The warehouse and kitchen are open to volunteers, but are in need of younger volunteers. Contact Dan Budd to volunteer and Kitchen Manager at 541-343-2822 for questions about kitchen or warehouse volunteering.

 

Is looking for 2 volunteers at their distribution center to help build agency orders and 1 volunteer at their processing location to build emergency food boxes. Interested volunteers please contact Dan Budd at dbudd@foodforlanecounty.org or calling 541-343-2822.

 

HIV Alliance

Is looking for volunteers to help with their Syringe Exchange program. This volunteer opportunity requires training that HIV Alliance will provide. Interested volunteers contact Patti at phansen@allianceor.org.

 

Junction City Local Aid

Is looking for volunteers to help at their food pantry, interested volunteers can fill out an application form at http://junctioncitylocalaid.org/volunteer/ or call 541-998-3992.

Lane Bloodworks

The blood bank is asking for volunteers to donate blood at 2211 Willamette Street Eugene, OR 97401. Lane Bloodworks is in need of large spaces to conduct blood drives while maintaining social distance. This includes gyms, hotel banquet rooms, church lobbies and any space where volunteers can maintain distance. People interested in donating blood or space can go to bloodworksnw.org or call 1-800-398-7888.

 

Lane Council of Governments-Senior and Disability Services

Is looking for volunteers to help deliver Meals on Wheels in Springfield and surrounding communities to support food security for Seniors. Interested volunteers, please contact David at dvanderhaeghen@lcog.org. For a full list of food sites that are needing deliveries click here.

 

NAMI

Is looking for volunteers to be virtual facilitators for online support groups. Ideally, these volunteers should be NAMI trained facilitators. For more information go to NAMI’s website or Facebook page.

 

St. Vincent de Paul

Volunteers without high-risk health concerns are needed for a variety of tasks, including running the Egan Warming Center, temporary shelter on freezing nights. For more information about volunteering please email volunteer@svdp.us or go to svdp.us.

 

Upper Willamette CDC

Is looking for volunteers who can lift at least 25 pounds and help Oakridge Food Pantry, in Oakridge on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 9am-1pm. Interested volunteer call 541-782-2192.

 

White Bird

Is looking for Registered Nurses to help volunteer. Interested volunteers, please email info@whitebirdclinic.org