What can you do?
As we support the health and well-being of our communities through social isolation, we recognize that the desire to help others by giving back remains strong. In addition, the needs of our neighbors and communities grow in times of crisis.
As in all times of disaster:
Do NOT self-deploy. It is extremely important to adhere to the social isolation directive of the County Executive, Governor and President.
Follow directions from local jurisdictions.
Check in with family, friends, neighbors and those without internet or social media access.
Provide cash donations to established local relief organizations. Cash is preferred. It assists the local economy and allows for the purchase of items in bulk and requested items. HOCORespond.com
Currently there are very few posted opportunities to volunteer. Know established relief organizations may find themselves overwhelmed with well intended volunteers and are NOT requesting additional volunteers. The necessity of social distancing and limited gathering size presents challenges and limitations.
Donate blood - The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage. Healthy individuals who are feeling well are needed to donate now.
We ask those interested in volunteering to register with us as a volunteer and complete the skills profile. Completing the skills profile will allow us to know the skills of our volunteers and be able to reach out to you if those skills are needed.
Volunteer Center staff are working remotely to serve our local non-profits as they serve the community. Volunteer opportunities will be posted as they become available. Check back periodically for volunteer needs and also follow our Facebook page.