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.
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.