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Looking To Get Out Of The House? Here Are 5 Organizations Working Around COVID-19 To Keep Volunteers Volunteering!

With classes online, and a long list of jobs still following suit, are you feeling a little cooped up at home? When COVID-19 first hit, most volunteers were cut off from work, aside from the food banks to help keep struggling families afloat. Now that we are officially 6 months since the Coronavirus became a serious threat, here’s 5 organizations and facilities welcoming volunteers back with open arms, while still following social distancing.

 

San Antonio Food Bank

Volunteer opportunities are offered nearly every day (with the exception of Sundays) across 2 standard operations locations and 5 crisis relief distribution locations. The sign-up times start at 6 a.m. and run through 2:30 p.m. There are a variety of jobs that include warehouse sorting and packing for distribution. As well as prepping food, cooking in the community kitchen, and farm maintenance like planting and harvesting produce.

 

Catholic Charities of San Antonio

Through sorting donations, stocking food pantries, and delivering food and supplies to struggling San Antonians, this city-wide organization offers small group service opportunities across multiple locations and size facilities.

 

Habitat For Humanity 

If the nit and grit of working on the build site isn’t for you, Habitat For Humanity also offers multiple opportunities that act as support for the build crews. From working on small furniture assembly or stocking in the home center to providing and serving lunch for the construction crew. Anyone can find a place in the process of providing a home for someone in need.

 

Dress For Success San Antonio

From partnering with clients to help build a professional yet sleek and stylish look to land a new job, to working one on one to pass on valuable career skills to clients. This non-profit organization offers volunteer positions that can add a bit of variety to your usual community service line up.

 

Soldiers’ Angels

Offering both in-person and virtual/at home opportunities, volunteering with Soldiers’ Angels could include putting some love and appreciation into letters to be sent overseas. Even getting crafty in the kitchen to put together a homemade care package to a deployed service member.

 

While doing their part in slowing the spread of Coronavirus, these passionate organizations are still hard at work offering volunteers a place to dedicate their selfless efforts. For more information on how to serve with these organizations, sign-ups can be submitted through the individual websites or through the GivePulse volunteer portal.

Taryn Deppe

TAMUSA '21

My name is Taryn, and I am a loud and proud TAMUSA Psychology major! Outside of academics, I am a 2 time recipient of the gold level President's Volunteer Service Award, dedicating the bulk of my service hours to working with Guide Dogs For The Blind and serving as an assistant head coach for the MacArthur High School Bowling Program. During my "free" time, I run a small freelance photography business and write fiction, especially romance and adventure. My top five strengths that I lead from are Restorative, Belief, Positivity, Developer, and Relator, summing up to mean that I love people, working with people, and helping people grow!
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