Now more than ever is the time to come together and help any way we can! Here are some opportunities for people to volunteer from their homes. If you have any suggestions on how we can continue to serve the community, submit your ideas here: https://forms.gle/59VQfXoWz4yewbq59
To see the current list, please visit: https://launch.drew.edu/resources/virtual-and-remote-volunteering-options/
In the meantime, here are some opportunities that may be of particular interest:
Where: Interfaith Food Pantry Virtual Food Drive
The issue: In this time of the COVID-19 crisis, you can help families in need while staying safe home. With business closings, layoffs and furloughs, family food insecurity is increasing every day. Morris Habitat for Humanity has been helping families with affordable homeownership for 35 years in Morris County and we have turned our immediate attention to helping those who need food now.The Interfaith Food Pantry is a non-denominational, non-profit organization helping families make ends meet by supplementing their monthly groceries. Currently, the need is unprecedented.
How you can help: Click HERE to Donate to our Virtual Food Drive! Food donors will Get $20 off online purchases at Morris Habitat’s Restore and Morris Habitat will Give an additional $20 in food purchases to Interfaith Food Pantry for each donation.
Where: Red Cross
The issue: During times of disaster, the Red Cross utilizes digital volunteers to monitor online discussions to find people who need help, and to share important updates on social media. If you are active on Facebook and Twitter, this could be a great opportunity for you.
How you can help: Interested in becoming a Digital Volunteer for the American Red Cross, read through the requirements, description, and apply!
Where: NJ Friends and Family Census Outreach Program
The issue: The current public health emergency has caused many things to change, but some essential processes must continue. One of those is the Census. There’s good news to report about our Census efforts. New Jersey is doing relatively well with our Census self-response. That’s a real testament to the work that we’ve all done letting people know how important it is to fill out their Census.But our response rate will improve only if we continue to push for a complete count right now. We can’t slow down.
How you can help: How does it work? – Ask at least five (5) friends, neighbors or family members to fill out their Census form. And then ask those who agree to call 5 of their friends and family members. And so on, and so on.The concept is in keeping with the idea that trusted voices will be the ones to convince others to fill out the Census. And who is more trusted than friends, neighbors or family members? It’s basic, and easy, and we hope you’ll join in. We think it will help you with your Census outreach efforts and help increase response rates.
Here’s the link to the NJ Friends & Family Census Outreach Toolkit: