Here are a few ways you can volunteer to help with Coronavirus/COVID-19 relief:
God’s Love We Deliver
God’s Love We Deliver is a mission and service-based organization that seeks to improve the health and well-being of men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. It prepares and deliver nutritious, high-quality meals to people who, because of their illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves; also provides illness-specific nutrition education and counseling to our clients, families, care providers and other service organizations. All services are provided free to clients without regard to income. God’s Love We Deliver is a non-sectarian organization.
Volunteers needed to deliver meals & emergency kits:
Here’s how you can help:
- Sign up for a volunteer shift. We need extra volunteers in all departments, but especially van assistants to help with deliveries, and individuals doing meal prep in the kitchen, and packing meals for client deliveries.
- Meal Kit Assembly (3-hour shifts)
- Delivery (long shift – ~7am-2pm)
- Kitchen Prep (2-hour shift)
- Donate to sponsor our shelf-stable meal bags. The bag, at $54 each, contains enough shelf-stable food components for one week of nutrition. These components include tuna fish, applesauce, beans, peanut butter and more.
Make a Caring Call and Let an Older Adult Know they Matter. Form a phone connection with an older adult and let them know you care.
DOROT volunteers serve as a vital lifeline to thousands of older adults in New York City and Westchester. Caring Calls is a new program that continues DOROT’s critical work to build social connections between the generations. During the COVID-19 global health crisis, a time when face-to-face contact is no longer a safe option, DOROT is building community bonds and interacting with seniors by phone. It can make a real difference in all our lives.
Volunteers can sign up to call an older adult once or twice per week for four weeks. To ensure the success of these calls, new volunteers participate in a short online orientation session and provide two electronic references. Match assignments are made following completion of these requirements:
- Ages: 18+
- Time Commitment: 30-minutes once or twice per week
- Requirements: New volunteers participate in an online orientation and provide two electronic references
Birthday & Holiday Cardmarking. Making a card is easy, fun, and important in the work that we do to decrease social isolation among seniors. Sometimes, a card from a DOROT volunteer is the only communication an older adult has on special occasions. Whether you’re looking for something to do on a rainy day or planning an activity for your community or corporate group, this is a great way to spend time.
The Mission Continues
Mission VetCheck: Ongoing Opportunity
TMC is working alongside ThriveNYC and the NYC Dept. of Veterans’ Services on a month-long mission of checking in on the well-being of New York City Veterans across the five boroughs during the COVID-19 crisis. Goal: call every veteran in New York City and connect those in need to free resources that can address their vital needs (food, mental health, COVID-19 testing, etc.). Even if you can spare an hour a week to help make calls, it will be extremely helpful.
#ThankItForward: Ongoing May Opportunity
National “Thank It Forward” Campaign until the end of May. #ThankItForward by sharing your message of thanks with community partners. This is an opportunity to share gratitude and stand in solidarity with hometown heroes. We are here for them today, and The Mission Continues will be here for them long after this pandemic has passed to aid in their recovery.
DOING GOOD TOGETHER
Show Compassion. Teach Kindness. Stand Together.
Across the nation, families are wondering how to connect with others and move with purpose during these isolated days. The urge to make a difference is powerful. Especially as we watch the impacts of this global crisis fall heavier on some than others.
During this challenging time, Doing Good Together is supporting families with:
- Projects and tools to share kindness and help others during this difficult moment of isolation and worry. As the needs and opportunities for service evolve, we will continue to curate and grow this list of big-hearted, family-friendly activities in the days and weeks to come.
- A list of ways your family can share kindness, volunteer, donate, and learn together, even as you stay home together to slow the spread of the pandemic.