Honor the public health recommendations.
If you’re delivering supplies or food to a family or organization, follow the suggestion of social distancing – ring the doorbell and then move away from the door, text the recipient beforehand, leave items on the porch. And, of course, everyone should be doing all of the basics (handwashing, limiting exposure) to stay safe.
Feel connected through solo volunteering.
Even if you’ve signed up for a solo volunteering opportunity – like delivering food to someone who needs it or distributing door hangers with information – know that the people you’re helping appreciate your outreach and you’re helping people feel connected. You’re also staying true to the health department’s suggestion of social distancing. But you can still share within the community and social media. Encourage others to join in the movement.
Look for opportunities that are limited in size.
We want to help our neighbors. But doing so, first and foremost, means not spreading a dangerous virus. As you commit to volunteering with others, look to do so individually or in small groups (10 or less people).
Stay home when you are sick.
This bears repeating no matter how obvious it seems. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and get well. There are ways to help from home. And, if we all do our part to stay healthy and prevent the virus from spreading, there will be plenty of volunteers to help in all the ways that are needed.