Volunteer Opportunities during COVID-19

  • The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services strengthens families and communities throughout New York City by helping individuals of all backgrounds realize their potential and live as independently as possible. Sign up
  • Bring virtual learning to seniors across New York! Sign Up
  • Write cards, letters, or informational essays for seniors from home! Sign Up
  • Urge your local healthcare professionals to donate essential medical supplies. Sign Up
  • Put technology to good use and make a friendly phone call to a homebound senior! Sign Up
  • Put your sewing skills to work and make surgical masks by hand! Sign Up
  • Met Council on Jewish Poverty provides comprehensive social services to support seniors, adults and families living in poverty. They are asking for volunteers to send letters to remind folks that they are not alone, even when we can't be there to hold their hands. Volunteers are encouraged to send poetry, short stories, plays, cards, illustrations, or anything else that can be mailed. Find out more here.
  • DOROT serves as a vital lifeline to thousands of older adults in New York City and Westchester. Volunteer to call a DOROT senior once or twice per week for four weeks. Register for Caring Calls here
  • Points of Light compiled this resource with a number of options for virtual volunteering.
  • The website Catchafire matches volunteers with online opportunities that tap into their professional skills
  • Golden is building out opportunities for virtual volunteering.
  • Hunger Free America is a nonpartisan, national nonprofit group working to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. They are seeking volunteers to engage in a number of virtual opportunities that you can find here.
  • The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) is seeking volunteers from the Bed-Stuy and Rockaway Areas to help them maintain their urban farms! As demand for their food pantry in Bed-Stuy and Farmstand in Far Rockaway grows, TCAH needs to ensure their farms are maintained so their fresh, healthy produce can be distributed to those residents who need it the most. People who are healthy, low risk and do not live with any high-risk individuals are encouraged to volunteer whenever they can between 9:30 AM-12 PM, Monday through Friday. If you are interested or would like more information, please email Alexie Muriel.
  • The Red Cross is seeking people who are fully recovered from COVID-19 and may be able to donate plasma to help current patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections. People who have fully recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies in their plasma that can attack the virus. If you meet the requirements and are interested in donating, please check out the donor request form here.


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