*United Way Partner Agency

The United Way Volunteer Center is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We understand there are many individuals in our community that may want to help. We will post here and in our Facebook Group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/VolunteerUWLHGO/
as opportunities become available

We strongly recommend you check agency websites or call them for updates before showing up to volunteer. Let’s work together to stay strong during this uncertain time so we’ll all be healthy and ready to help those who need us the most when the time comes.

Please follow these General Guidelines before you choose to volunteer:

*Community Cooperative-Meals on Wheels
Amidst the COVID-19 situation there is a need for volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels. Please call 239-332-7687. Posted 3/17/20

Lee Health Blood Donors
Cancelled blood drives through our mobile donation bus has resulted in a significant loss of at least 300 units of blood in the past week. Blood centers are still accepting donations, and this is a great way for community members to continue to help others during this public health crisis. All blood donated at Lee Health remains here for use within our community. Giving blood remains safe, and helps save lives in our community. Volunteer donors can find the closest blood center and make an appointment by calling: 239-343-2333 or visiting: https://www.leehealth.org/our…/blood-centers/blood-donations  posted 3/18/2020

Car Care Ministry-Special Event
Volunteers needed for the April 4th Now May 2nd event at First Christian Church on McGregor Blvd. The event is 8:00am-11:00am. Volunteers can help in a number of ways, topping of car fluids, inspecting lights and with oil changes. This event serves financially challenged single mothers, widows/widowers and seniors. To sign up call Margo 941-416-9946 or email masterservants@gmail.com  updated 3-18-20

These general guidelines are designed to keep you safe so you can help others and we can all get through this crisis together.

  • DO NOT attempt to volunteer for any activity if in the last 14 days you have:
    • Traveled to any foreign country or to California, Washington, New York, Washington D.C., or Chicago (this list may change on short notice)
    • Been on a cruise or been in an airport
    • Been around anyone who has COVID-19
    • Been to an event where more than 250 people were in attendance
  • DO NOT show up to volunteer for any activity without confirming that there is a need for the activity, that it will be conducted, and that volunteer support is needed and expected.
  • DO check agency websites for updates and volunteer opportunities that may be available in your
  • BEFORE arriving for a volunteer shift, call ahead to the service agency and ask if any additional safety precautions should be taken before, during and after the
  • ALLOW extra time for additional screening from volunteer organizations or agencies to make sure you are cleared to volunteer for the task.
  • EXPECT that shifts or opportunities may be cancelled; especially volunteer opportunities working with the vulnerable populations. Please be gracious and understanding.
  • DO practice universal infection control precautions. Clean and wash your hands before, during, and after
  • DO clean any used spaces thoroughly before and after, including table top surfaces and door knobs/handles.
  • DO use proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if needed for the
  • DO maintain 6-10 foot separation from others while conducting the
  • ASK about any risk that may be associated with the task and DO NOT take part if you are uncomfortable with the level of risk