How You Can Volunteer During COVID-19

How You Can Volunteer During COVID-19

My family has always taught me how important serving your community is. My mom and I are in National Charity League (my sister was too when she was younger). Summer is such a great time to volunteer but sadly there aren’t many options with Covid-19 causing many places to close for volunteers. NCL gave us some options of ways to volunteer without leaving your house but anyone can do these even if you aren’t in NCL.

Cards for First Responders

Making cards is one of the easiest things you can do and you can really get creative with them. Plus, you most likely have everything you need to make them already. Go to this website to find out more details on specifications on making the cards and where to send them.

Paracord Bracelets

Paracord bracelets are used by the military and are actually super cool. A few of their uses include: secure camouflage nets to trees or vehicles, build a makeshift shelter, extend a security strap or rope to reach and haul heavy objects, create a harness to extract an injured person from a bad location, make a sling or splint, emergency sutures to close a wound, fishing line, and trip line to secure an area. These bracelets also hold meaning because the man or women is service who receives one knows it was made by an American back at home who appreciates what they are doing for them. You can find out how to purchase the cords and how to make them into bracelets at Operation Gratitude. They are a little tricky at first but once you get the hang of it you’ll be good.

Special Olympics

I’ve vollunteered at a few different Special Olympics events but I’ve heard that they have virtual Olympics that you can help with. It is based on where you live so look up “virtual Special Olympics” and then whatever state you live in.

This is just a few ideas ideas but there are so many more things you can do. Reach out to places in you community to ask them how you can help. This can include hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Also, the first two ideas I did with my friends and it made it so much fun and go by super fast. Even as places start to open up these are still great ideas that are so easy since you don’t even have to leave your house.

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