Many non-profits are seeing a greater demand for services and fewer donations and volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are able, many nonprofits and charity organizations need financial donations the most.  If you are unable to help financially, or you just have to lend a hand and you are healthy, here are some options of places that still need volunteers.

Check the Central Texas Food Bank for information on volunteering in the wearhouse, or for how to support the mobile food pantry, go here. If volunteer shifts from Central Texas Food Bank are full try reaching out th some of their partner agencies here.

Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless volunteers are still doing giveaways with new safety precautions in place. If you are interested in helping, check their Facebook page for opportunities.

Doante blood through We Are Blood. Many blood drives have been canceled and blood banks still need donations. To learn more about the requirements for donating blood and to make an appointment, go here.

Many places are accepting donations of fabric face coverings. If you have the skill and supplies, there are many places that would be glad to have them. If you would like to help make personal protective equipment, (PPE) even if you don’t have supplies, find out more here.

If you cannot leave your house, or you are still physical distancing and would like to help, there are even more options! Below are just a few of the local physical distancing volunteer opportunities.

The SAFE Alliance is requesting people volunteer off-site. Some of their volunteer requests include making craft kits and face masks. For more information about ways to volunteer go here.

Caritas is requesting volunteers make masks and put together hygiene or snack kits. To find more information go here.

Consider sending cards to people in isolation.  For more information on how to do this check out our other blog here.

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Secular Week of Action Day 7: How to volunteer in Austin

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