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Locations Opportunity Description Skills / People Needed Notes
All U.S. states Medical Reserve Corps National network of volunteers who work on public health projects and prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies such as this one. Both medical and non-medical volunteers are needed—aside from a very few local/county exceptions, you don’t need to be a medical professional to join your local Medical Reserve Corps! While there is a national website, you’ll need to go to your state or local MRC website to register. Non-medical/any volunteers Medical volunteers Veterinary volunteers Mental health volunteers
Austin Adopt a pet Austin Animal Center is closed to the public until at least March 30, meaning they will not be able to take in or adopt out any animals during this time. Their goal is to find emergency foster homes for 50% of the animals currently on-site Austin residents that can adopt a pet
Chicago Chicago COVID-19 Mutual Aid Volunteer Google form to sign up to volunteer and share with groups that are doing mutual aid work around COVID-19 in Chicago.
Chicago Brave Space Alliance COVID-19 Mutual Aid Volunteer Brave Space Alliance will be operating a crisis food pantry for queer and trans folks on the south side of Chicago during the pandemic.
Cleveland, OH Cleveland Community Meal Program Deliver/donate meals/money to provide food to University Circle/Little Italy/Cleveland Heights neighborhoods (contact [email protected] if link doesn't work) Food/drivers to deliver (contact [email protected] if link doesn't work)
King County, WA United Way of King County Offers a list of a variety of opportunities for residents in/near Kings County to help out during the pandemic
LA, California Covid-19 Mutual Aid Network We are immediately providing grocery and supply deliveries, and are preparing to expand this to other community support services like running errands, dog walking, childcare, caregiving, and mental health support for those impacted by the pandemic. Varied/Volunteer sign up
Locations Vary Meals on Wheels Volunteer delivering food to the elderly Anyone willing to visit grocery stores and walk/drive to homes of the elderly
Locations Vary Red Cross Donate Blood Anyone allowed to donate blood
NYC Volunteering in NYC Volunteering / Donation activities to support fellow New Yorkers through the NYC government
NYC Share your space The Share Your Space Survey identifies spaces in your community that could potentially support the City's emergency operations or be used for community outreach events. This survey assists the efforts of NYC Emergency Management in preparing and coordinating emergencies on the community level.
NYC / Jersey City Invisible Hands Healthy volunteers from communities at the least risk for severe COVID-19 reactions working to bring groceries and supplies to those in high-risk demographics. NYC / Jersey City Residents
NYC / Jersey City Gods Love We Deliver Help with meal prep, meal kitting, and deliver meals to those with who are unable to leave their homes during this time. The organization was founded during the HIV/AIDS pandemic and is commited to nourishing vlunerable populations during this pandemic as well Varied/Volunteer sign up Also taking monetary donations
Remote U.S. Digital Response Team for COVID-19 Volunteers Three former U.S. Deputy CTOs and a technical executive formerly from Facebook and Stripe, sourcing qualified people willing to help and skilled in technology, data, design, and operations to help the government Skills / People Needed Sign up link
Remote Building Ventilators Ventilators are a key piece of emergency medical equipment which is needed in great quantities in this crisis. Legal Mechanical Engineers Writers Manufacturing experience
Remote Virtual College Visit Aim is to provide spaces for prefrosh to connect with students from their college of interest Passionate college alumni
Remote Phone banking Seniors Free phone bank for folks to connect with/call/support isolated seniors worldwide Anyone willing to chat!
Remote Folding@home Donating CPU / GPU capacity to researchers Anyone with gaming / powerful computer
Remote Tutor students who are at home due to school closures
Remote Coronavirus App: MIT Open Source Project Beta, open source app that is privacy-first, llooking for senior engineers familiar with mobile phone applications and map-based products to donate their time for this open source project Senior Engineers Writers PR
Remote COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge (CORD-19) Call to action to the world's artificial intelligence experts to develop text and data mining tools that can help the medical community develop answers to high priority scientific questions ($1,000 prize for winner) Data Scientist
Remote Cape Atlantic Check In Calls to Elderly CONTACT Cape-Atlantic provides a FREE "check-in" phone call to the elderly and disabled who are living alone. This call allows them to remain independent in their own home, a goal so many of us share. If a phone call is not answered at the scheduled time, there are procedures each volunteer follows. These procedures have allowed CONTACT Cape-Atlantic to help many people in need. Phone
Remote Conflict and Art Quarantine Education Project Conflict and Art, a coalition of artists inspired by a book, "Can Art Resolve Conflict?" (2019), is launching a call for submissions to youth and adults to submit art that promotes coronavirus public health education and community during this period of social isolation. Will have details posted at the Facebook page on Wednesday, March 18. Share news of the call for submissions to community members, teachers and parents now homeschooling their children. Solicit professionals to serve as reviewers.
Remote #MedSupplyDrive Email local research labs and universities to ask them for donations of unused & unopened masks, non-latex gloves, gowns, bleach, and bleach wipes. Student volunteers
Remote Hack-Quarantine "A fully-online, people-focused hackathon bringing people together to use their skills to help combat the issues the world is facing with the COVID-19 pandemic. By working with medical professionals and industry, we’ll provide the knowledge and tools to empower hackers to work towards improving health, remote working and helping vulnerable populations."
Remote Get Me PPE Open letter to President Trump & VP Pence for more PPE for healthcare workers/healthcare priorities for COVID19 stimulus bill
Remote Aspen Tech Policy hub challenge Accepting applications from technologists for projects that will help mitigate the effects of COVID-19. Winning teams will be allotted up to $15,000 over three months to execute their projects
Remote RB1 hackathon / pitchevent
Remote Starfish hackathon Hackathon, $20k [email protected]
Remote Startup Weekend hackathon We're getting your interest on running a special edition Startup Weekend COVID-19 Remote Edition which will take place online over 54 hours https://twitter.com/SWeekendRemote
Remote Hack COVID-19 projects (Sam Altman of YC) Many projects, opportunities to volunteer
Remote Open IDEO Communication challenge IDEO is currently in touch with global response authorities who want to make sure people have actionable, relevant information around COVID-19. We'd like to share a range of experiences from around the world with them, showing how people are accessing information: what’s working well to motivate behavior change, what isn't working, and what feels missing.
Remote QuarantineCon #QuarantineCon is a digital experience that’s 100% online to bring together the world's movers and shakers, to hear from experts that are crushin’ it within their respective fields, and to maximize the time we all now have at home. Come LEARN about the next big ideas happening right now, PARTNER with like-minded individuals on future projects, and CONNECT with folks all over the world.
Remote Mask Match Are you a healthcare worker in need of a mask or do you have surgical masks/N95. Fill out this form to donate your mask varied
Remote Text out the count Participate in the NYC Census "Text Out The Count" campaign on Sunday, March 22nd or Monday, March 23rd. RSVP by going to on.nyc.gov/TextOutTheCount We will provide directions and instructions on how to join us. All you will need is a phone, a laptop, or a tablet to participate. Lastly if you haven’t done so already, please fill out the census at my2020census.gov. It’s 10 questions, that take less than ten minutes and will impact the next 10 years of our city’s future!
Remote Donate PPE PPE/healthcare supply donation /backend volunteers
Remote COVID-19 Accelerator COVID Accelerator exists to serve the countless people who want to be helpful during the COVID 19 pandemic. COVID Accelerator allows you to work through an idea, form a team, and quickly spin it up.
Remote/Locations Vary Never Again Action Holding 'car actions,' phone campaigns, and other COVID-safe actions around the U.S. to urge governors to use their emergency executive power to release people from immigration detention centers in their states before COVID-19 turns them into death camps. Anyone
Remote/NYC Masks 4 Medicine Donate sewn masks/surgical/N95 masks sewers/anyone who has masks
Remote/Washington DC We Are Family DC Organization helping inner-city senior citizens in DMV; Our services currently include the following: monthly grocery deliveries, weekly farmers market produce deliv