Volunteering during Covid-19: Stay safe & stay at home
We believe volunteerism is crucial for creating healthy, vibrant, and connected Albertans. Through volunteering, you can create a positive impact and help shape the future of your community.
Although our first instinct in times of uncertainty is to help, the best thing you can do to flatten the curve is stay at home. We encourage people to look for virtual or micro-volunteering opportunities. If you want to provide support to the larger community, we encourage you to start with the vulnerable people in your life – family, friends, and neighbours.
Remote volunteering allows you to volunteer from the comfort of your own home. While charities and nonprofits assess and identify their greatest needs from volunteers, there are easy and effective options for you to consider without needing to leave the house.
- Have phone/video conversations with seniors, many of whom struggle with social isolation every day.
- Connect with your family and loved ones often. Even short phone calls every few days can have a hugely calming effect on you and those around you.
- Volunteer Connector keeps an ongoing inventory of volunteer opportunities, including remote volunteering.
Microvolunteering is defined by key aspects, including a short commitment, centered around a specific project and primarily done on one’s own time.
- Signing a petition for cause you’re passionate about.
- Knitting masks for food bank drivers.
- Editing and formatting documents.
- Quilting for those in need.
- Helping with snow removal or lawn cutting for neighbours and vulnerable citizens.
Click here to learn more and find your microvolunteerism opportunity.
Volunteer roles are wide-ranging and diverse. No matter where your interests, skills, and passion lie, you can get involved and make a difference.