COVID-19/Coronavirus Safety Update

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

The health and safety of volunteers and our community is our top priority. Most of our nonprofit partners are cancelling volunteer shifts to limit the risk of exposure and community spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, and to meet current state and city requirements for sizes of groups and social distancing guidelines. Please check your email for any updates to any volunteer shifts you may have signed up for.

To help us care for one another, we recommend volunteers follow these guidelines:

  • Please stay home if you are sick.
  • Please wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water.
  • For additional resources and recommendations please visit: OHA Emerging Respiratory Disease page: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus

If you feel vulnerable to exposure or do not feel comfortable reporting to your scheduled volunteer shift, please notify your Volunteer Leader via email. To remove yourself from a project, please log in and click on the "My Account" tab along the top of the page. This will bring you to a summary of the upcoming projects for which you are registered. Find the project that you want to remove yourself from under the "Upcoming Opportunities" section at the top, and click "Remove Me" under the 'Action/Status' column.

 

Offering Volunteer and Donation Support

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 through at least April 10th, so you can 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!

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