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: 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:
The issue: Front Line Appreciation Group is a group that’s dedicated to helping feed our front line health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic while also keeping our local restaurants in business.
How you can help: Find a FLAG near you, and see what initiatives they are taking to support those on the front lines in your community.
The issue: Preparing individuals and communities for disaster since the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Tens of thousands of individuals reached out to help, but there was no consolidated resource to capture all of the ways people could assist. HELPNJNOW.ORG was designed to connect resources with up to date community needs in order to best respond to disasters. This site was built and is maintained by a partnership between New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NJVOAD), the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) and the Governor’s Office of Volunteerism.