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Worcester Together Volunteer Opportunities

Worcester Virtual Census Phonebank

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-census-ma-virtual-phonebank-tickets-101132116884 One way to build equity in Worcester right now is by supporting each other to fill out the Census. Join weekly phone banks in order to reach all of our residents and make sure that all of our precious communities are seen, counted, and represented, and that Worcester gets its fair share of federal and state funds. There are virtual phone banks on Tuesdays 11am-1pm and Wednesdays 5-7pm where we can join volunteers across the state. You can register at this link, and be sure to indicate on the form that you are from Worcester. Contact Devra at devra@worcester-interfaith.org with any questions or if you cannot make the Tuesday or Wednesday times, but you still want to make calls.

Worcester, MA

Takeout Dinner Prep and Clean Up for Soup Kitchen

PLEASE SIGN UP HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4ea9af22a6fe3-volunteer We provide takeout dinners each weekday from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Volunteers can arrive at 5pm to help setup and serve, or at 6:15pm to help clean up. If you arrive before 5:30pm, enter through the gate off the driveway on the Piedmont Street side, and knock on the door. Volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All volunteers (including those under 18) must be signed up below. If you have any questions about volunteering, please call Mike at 508-499-9638.

Worcester, MA

Friday's Food Pantry

SIGN UP HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4bGdwCSM_d_PNJpeWNNA8_mPNXOpmRUZ88hCSTV02s8XDgA/viewform Help needed on Fridays at the Denholm Building (484 Main St), primarily from 9:30 - 3/3:30, ideally in 3 hour increments, or more if you have the time to give! We provide gloves and hand sanitizer for volunteers and have some masks available if needed. There is water on site, and snacks. Our main needs are for packing up and transporting food boxes.

Worcester, MA

Meals on Wheels Drivers (Worcester)

IMMEDIATE NEED IN WORCESTER! Meals On Wheels Volunteer Drivers deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities in the community. Dedicate at least one day per week on a regular basis. Meals are delivered Monday – Friday between the hours of 10:00am – 1:00pm. Must be 18-60 years of age. Special COVID protocols put in place to protect volunteers and clients. Applicant must have valid Massachusetts Driver’s License and reliable transportation. Contact Stacy McGann at smcgann@eswa.org to sign up.

Worcester, MA

Yard Work for Hospitality House

Healing Heart Hospitality House provides temporary housing for families of critically ill patients hospitalized in the Worcester area. We are looking for 2-3 individuals to perform some basic yard work for our house in order to keep the space nice for the families who rely on it. This includes scraping and painting our outside stairs and picking up some tree limbs.

Worcester, MA

On-Call Volunteer for Immediate Covid Response Needs

Be available on-call for day-of or next day volunteer requests, including but not limited to picking-up and delivering donations, packing meals, and other immediate needs that arise. Must have access to a car and active drivers license. A Volunteer Coordinator will contact you via phone to shedule an opportunity.

American Red Cross Announces COVID-19 Severe Blood Shortage - Please give blood!

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The U.S. surgeon general has said, "You can still go out and give blood. We’re worried about potential blood shortages in the future." A blood shortage is a health care crisis on top of the coronavirus pandemic. Blood is perishable and cannot be stockpiled in advance. We at the American Red Cross of Massachusetts encourage citizens who are healthy and feeling well to make an appointment to donate as soon as possible by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule an appointment. All our donor centers are open across the state and local drives in Eastern MA are still being scheduled. We urge Massachusetts businesses, community organizations, government agencies, fire houses, and schools to continue hosting blood drives. These are controlled events with trained staff and appropriate safety measures to protect donors and recipients. Donating blood is a safe process and giving blood does not impact or weaken the immune system. We want to reassure citizens that donating blood and social distancing are not mutually exclusive. Blood drives have the highest standards of safety and infection control-and do not fall in the category of "mass gatherings". We have also implemented standard staff health assessments prior to arrival at all blood donation sites to ensure staff are healthy the day of the drive. For more information about hosting a Blood Drive please contact MAVolunteers@redcross.org

Ensure the Safety of our Blood Donors and Volunteers (in person)

Provide excellent customer service to enhance the blood donor experience, executing donor temperature screening on potential donors prior to their entry into the blood drive. This position serves as gatekeeper by providing additional screening the American Red Cross has implemented in the interest of the safety of the blood supply, recipients, other donors, staff, volunteers and general public health regarding COVID-2019 outbreaks. Available in Eastern Massachusetts only and Worcester & Springfield Donation Centers. To apply for this role, please click on this link or copy and paste this to your browser: APPLY FOR BLOOD DONOR SCREENER VOLUNTEER POSITION

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