Welcome to the Volunteer Center’s COVID-19 Resource and Needs page. Our community is coming together in such a great way during this unprecedented time and is looking to mobilize resources including volunteers and skilled services as well as supplies needed for the many organizations remaining operational during this time.
The links below will direct you to finding volunteer opportunities; a listing of direct needs for local nonprofits and helpful links for resources for COVID-19.
If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact the Volunteer Center at 610-807-0336 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a nonprofit with specific supply needs, please click here to post your specific needs.
How you can help:
The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly and the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley is monitoring it closely. For the latest updates please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/ for State updates.
We encourage you to take all necessary precautions to stay healthy and avoid spreading germs to others. As always, follow these steps to stay healthy.
The Volunteer Center's Immediate Response to COVID-19
Launched our COVID-19 Resource Page on our website on March 16th.
Partnered with LVEDC and Lehigh & Northampton County to host a PPE Need Site and Location for supplies.
Shifted our "Volunteer Needs" to be specific to response needs for COVID-19 & created a database of active volunteers for direct outreach.
Created a "Supplies Needed" portal for the nonprofits to identify their immediate needs.
The Volunteer Center's Supply Distribution
Coordinated distribution of hand sanitizer from Eight Oaks Distillery with Second Harvest Food Bank directly to front line nonprofit organizations.
Connected with Mask Force 2020, a grass roots group of “sewers” to distribute 3,000 masks to local nonprofits.
Pivoting / Looking Forward Through The Covid-19 Lens
Partnered with Think Good Leadership in a Professional Development Series- "The New Normal" - more programming to come
Created a "Skills Needed"/ Virtual Volunteering program
Reshaped our Youth Leadership Program for 2020 to include Virtual progamming and online leadership segments to engage our youth.