COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities

Your Safety is Our Concern

Greater Twin Cities United Way is concerned about the health and safety of everyone in our community. The impact of COVID-19 has limited in-person gatherings, including with our nonprofit partners. Needs for in-person volunteers will vary across nonprofits. Unfortunately, participation in any in-person activities, including volunteering, will increase the risk of virus transmission. If you choose to volunteer in person, please work with the nonprofit to be sure that appropriate safety measures are in place, such as compliance with the latest CDC guidelines. If such measures are not in place, you are not comfortable with accepting the increased risk posed by volunteering in person, or you are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, you should not volunteer in person. We will continue to monitor the COVID-10 situation and do our best to help keep our community healthy.

At-Home Volunteer Opportunities

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    Face Masks

    The CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering in public settings. By making and donating cloth face masks, you are helping create a healthier community by slowing the spread of COVID-19.

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    Headbands for Masks

    In addition to face masks, health care workers are also in need of headbands to protect their ears from wearing a mask.

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    Plant a Smile

    This family-friendly volunteer project puts a smile on the face of someone who is isolated during this difficult time. When you decorate a flowerpot and add a blooming plant, you spread joy in the community!


Grow a Little, Give a Little

COVID-19 has resulted in food shelves and meal sites experiencing significantly higher demand. If you have a backyard garden, help feed your neighbors by growing extra produce at your home and donating produce to local food shelves or meal site.

Find a food shelf or meal site near you. Before donating produce, please reach out to the organization to confirm availability to receive produce and drop-off instructions.

Don’t have a garden at home and would like to start one? Here are instructions on building a Hydroponic Salad Table, or instructions to build raised garden beds.

Questions about at-home volunteering or projects?

Please reach out to Cayleigh Edwards, Cayleigh.Edwards@gtcuw.org, for help or additional information.

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