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Covid-19 Opportunities

COVID-19 RESPONSE: Food Pantry Helpers

The Salvation Army Glendale Corp has had to significantly cut down on staff and older volunteers due to COVID-19 but still are in need of help to build food boxes, tear down boxes, do heavy lifting, and restock their food pantries. Volunteers will have minimal contact with others as clients pick up food boxes at the door are not allowed to enter the facility. Only 1-2 volunteers allowed per shift to ensure ample space for distancing. Bring your own mask and gloves if possible, but HandsOn will have masks and gloves available as well. Volunteers may also want to bring a book to read as it's not known how many food boxes will be needed each shift. Since this opportunity is limited to 1-2 volunteers max, it is VITAL that if you sign up, you SHOW up or you remove yourself from the opportunity as soon as possible to allow another volunteer to attend. If you have any questions, call Chris at 480-227-0460. All volunteers should read, print and sign our NEW COVID-19 VOLUNTEER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT and review our new Safety Guidelines for Volunteering in Person prior to signing up and attending this project. The minimum age for this opportunity is 18.

5/29/20 12:30 PM + more

VIRTUAL: Face Mask Making (COVID-19 Response)

Join us for a virtual mask making party! Get out your sewing machine and join others via zoom to create a sense of community during this time apart. Zoom meeting info will be sent out after you sign up. Sewists of all ablities welcome! Here are a few patterns: Pleated mask CDC mask info

5/30/20 2:00 PM

Help Arizona's Food Banks In Their Time Of Need (COVID-19 Response)

The food bank network throughout Arizona needs your help now more than ever! A large amount of food banks' volunteers are elderly or come from corporate volunteer groups. Both of these groups are no longer volunteering due to COVID-19, and understandably so. At the same time, we have seen a huge increase in demand for the services that food banks provide to the most vulnerable in our community due to the Coronavirus. This has left the food bank network hamstrung in a time when food banks need to operate at peak efficiency. The easiest way to help is to contact a food bank in your local community. Please be sure to call the food bank first to ask what type of help they need, and to ensure they are prepared to accept your help. An online database of food banks can be found here: We want to make sure you stay healthy. Here’s what food banks are doing to mitigate risks: Limiting the number of people who can volunteer at one time in order to ensure adequate social-distancing space. Please contact a food bank prior to volunteering to confirm capacity. Cleaning/sanitizing surfaces thoroughly and more frequently, especially those that can be touched by multiple people. Providing hand sanitizer, hand-washing stations, and gloves. Encouraging frequent 20-second hand-washing breaks. Telling people who are experiencing any symptoms (especially cough, fever, or shortness of breath) to stay home—and sending people home if they appear or become ill. Temperature-monitoring of volunteers on the way in the door. Limiting food distribution to clients to outdoor/drive-thru models to limit contact. If you have any questions, please feel free to submit your interest to this posting. Otherwise, please get in contact directly with a food bank in your community to volunteer.

Through 5/29/20

Maricopa County Public Health Medical Reserve Corps (COVID-19 Response)

Join the Maricopa County Departement of Public Health Medical Reserve Corps to assist with our response to COVID-19. We are seeking medical professionals who can assist with our expanding mission to respond to the current outbreak. Our current volunteer opportunities include logistics assistance for collecting personal protective equipment donations, call center staff, and assisting local emergency responders cover a possible surge in "911" calls. Non-medical volunteers are welcome to as support staff to our ever expanding operations. More volunteer opportunities to come... To register to volunteer plesae visit: Questions: Please do not hesitate to contact us

Through 7/31/20

HandsOn Greater Phoenix is taking appropriate measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Phoenix. While we have canceled our usual calendar projects through the end of May, we are still finding ways for you to volunteer where you are needed most. However you are able to help, it is needed now more than ever. 


Volunteer from Home

  • Make cards as a part of our HandsOn for Healthcare campaign!
  • Get your sewing machine out and help make face masks the health care professionals. We've made a YouTube video for you to sew along with us! The CDC has also released a guide for individuals to make and wear masks.
  • St. Vincent de Paul needs at home volunteers are needed for administrative tasks and family orientated crafts.

Volunteer in Person

Organization Location Impact Area Details
AZCEND Chandler Hunger & Homelessness Volunteers needed to help with food bank support, clean up support. Volunteers to deliver home-delivered meals. More Information
About Care SE Valley Seniors Volunteers needed to be grocery runners and make calls to elderly residents to ensure preparedness.
Maricopa County Public Health Phoenix Healthcare The Maricopa County Department of Public Health Medical Reserve Corps is looking for medical professionals who can assist with our expanding mission to respond to the current outbreak. More Information
St. Mary's Food Bank Phoenix Hunger Volunteers needed to help with food bank support. 
Unlimited Potential Phoenix Hunger Volunteers needed to help pack out and distribute food to local families. Call (602)-305-4742 to distribute food.
Waste Not Inc. Phoenix Hunger Volunteers needed to pick up food from businesses and transport it to local food banks. 

Other Ways You Can Help

Make sure to check in on our neighbors, we are all in this together.