Our community needs us now more than ever! We have encouraged our staff members to volunteer at the facilities below when they have any extra time. We wanted to pass these volunteer opportunities to our members, too. Here are some of the many ways you can help.
All blood drives are currently put on hold, leaving a huge need for blood and platelet donations. Below are links to blood donation schedules for both American Red Cross as well as INOVA Blood. Both organizations are in need of donations and have multiple locations throughout the D.C. and Virgina area.
For Virginia – You can book your appointment in the link below, and if you need any help booking your appointment, Noelle Thorsen at Noelle.Thorsen@inova.org has offered to assist.
The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers.
Or, take the quiz below (6-8 questions) that will help you decide what opportunity is best for you. Make sure to change your zip code in the top right corner to get a more accurate list of opportunities in your area.
As you all know, COVID -19 exposure is especially dangerous for our senior community. Sign up to provide contact free grocery delivery and help a senior citizen receive their groceries without putting themselves at risk. A car is recommended but not required. For questions, or if you do not have a car but still want to help, please email email@example.com or call (202) 487-8698.
Help someone experiencing a crisis from your home. This option does require 30 hours of training, but it can all be done from your couch.
Download this app and assist visually impaired people with everyday tasks. Help with tasks like reading instructions, looking at expiration dates, or helping to navigate new surroundings. Visit the website below to download the app.
In person adoption events are all currently postponed, so there is an abundance of dogs and cats that need a foster home until these events can be held again. Fostering an animal can save a life, and also be a loving companion during the crisis. If interested please fill out the application below. Please note it is a multi-step application process.
Help build and distribute care kits and family meals to those that work in the service industry and will be out of work for the foreseeable future. If you have any questions please email Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spanish speaking volunteers are greatly needed.
COVID-19 has taken away all of SMYAL’s in person events and peer engagement. Help fund virtual youth services to help those that might be quarantined in less than supportive environments. To donate, please click on the link below.
Make a donation of In- Kind Gifts via their Amazon wish list to help support the women in N Street Village’s program while they quarantine. To donate, please visit the page below.
The Pandemic has forced Thrive to temporarily close their meal services and on location support. Consider making a monetary donation to support the homeless population of D.C. so they can get up and running again at full force when allowed.