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-19 situation and do our best to help keep our community healthy.

At-Home Volunteer Opportunities

  • facemasks

    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.

  • home-for-good-kit

    Home Essential Packs

    Assemble Home Essential Packs to help a person thrive in their new home. Donated packs will be distributed throughout our community this December through United Way's Home For Good initiative.

  • blanket

    Tie Fleece Blanket

    Keep our neighbors warm! Cozy-up with your family to tie fleece blankets for individuals and families entering stable housing.

  • Volunteers helping make reusable shopping bags

    Easy No-Sew Recycled T-Shirt Tote

    Do you have a new or gently-used t-shirt you no longer wear? Turn it into a reusable grocery bag local food shelves can use to get food to those who need it most in our community.

  • Red flower in a white vase

    Plant a Smile

    This Stay-At-Home, 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 bulb for a blooming plant, you spread joy in the community!

  • school-supplies

    School Supply Refill Packs

    Assemble School Supply Refill Packs to help ensure students stay equipped with essential school supplies all year long!

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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