COVID-19 Response


OFFERING VOLUNTEER AND DONATION SUPPORT

View a list of our nonprofit partners' volunteer and donation needs (updated regularly): 
https://www.handsonportland.org/covid-19communitysupport


WASHINGTON STATE MASK CHALLENGE

The Lt. Governor’s office has partnered with the United Ways of the Pacific Northwest and Serve Washington to organize a statewide homemade mask-making initiative to encourage the general public to make, wear, and donate cloth masks.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
IF YOU ARE AN ORGANIZATION WHO NEEDS MASKS:

Visit this page to request masks for your organization.

If you are already listed as an organization requesting masks with a United Way or Volunteer Center, there is no need to sign up here, as they are already one of the Washington Mask Challenge partners.

IF YOU ARE A MASK MAKER:
  1. Follow these simple instructions to make cloth face masks out of household materials. Please make a minimum of 10 masks.

  2. Fill out this simple form so their office can track mask donations.

  3. Their office will respond by email with instructions for sending your masks to an organization in need.

Questions? Email masks@ltgov.wa.gov.


OPT-IN TO BE A DISASTER VOLUNTEER

We recognize that many of you want to be of service to others, and we are working on developing new opportunities to support our community partners. To be notified when these projects are available on our site, please opt-in to the "Disaster Volunteers" list.

If you don't have a Hands On volunteer account, follow these steps for volunteer registration:
1. Visit this page to create a new volunteer profile: https://www.handsonportland.org/volunteer-sign-up.
2. Enter your information in all fields marked with a red asterisk (*).
3. Click the purple plus sign next to the "Demographic and Volunteer Options" box to expand this section.
4. Next to "Please check if you want to help in a disaster," select the circle marked "Yes."

If you already have a Hands On volunteer account, follow these steps to ensure you are marked as a Disaster volunteer:
1. Log in to your account by clicking the purple "LOG IN" button in the top right corner.
2. Under "MY ACCOUNT" located in the top bar (computer users) or lefthand menu bar (mobile users), select "OVERVIEW" and then "PERSONAL INFORMATION."
3. Update your personal info as needed, then scroll down and click the purple plus sign next to the "Demographic and Volunteer Options" box.
4. Next to "Please check if you want to help in a disaster," select the circle marked "Yes."

 

SEEKING COMMUNITY SUPPORT RESOURCES

If you are an individual or family seeking support, please visit this list of community resources created by our partners at NAYA: https://nayapdx.org/blog/2020/03/15/c19_communityresources/

To get connected with local health and social service organizations that can assist with basic needs programs such as food, shelter, health care and more, contact 211 Info at https://www.211info.org/ or by dialing "211."


The Hands On team will be working remotely indefintely, so please email info@handsonportland.org if you need to get in touch with us.

Take care of yourself and the folks around you. We look forward to seeing you at another project!