Many nonprofit organizations are temporarily closed for personal interactions because of COVID-19 social distancing procedures, but virtual and in-person opportunities still exist to help out. Here are four organizations that need your help. For more options, visit FWD>DFW (fwddfw.com) and VolunteerNow (voly.org).
VNA Meals on Wheels
Senior wellness callers: Virtual volunteers make wellness and socialization calls to seniors on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Drivers needed: Volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Both opportunities are available for fully onboarded volunteers. Visit volunteer.vnatexas.org to begin an application and complete a background check and online training. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Harmony Community Development Corp. (Harmony CDC)
6969 Pastor Bailey Drive, Suite 300, Dallas, 214-467-6770
Drive-through food pantry: Help sort, prep and distribute food boxes. For signup information and shift dates, see harmonycdc.org/volunteer.
The supportive living community for adults with autism has a short-term and ongoing need for drivers.
Upcoming: Drivers are needed to deliver Valentine’s fundraiser baskets to donors between 4 and 7 p.m. on Feb. 11-12. Volunteers will pick up baskets in Dallas and follow a streamlined route with roughly 10 deliveries.
Ongoing: The most significant barrier to employment for adults with autism is getting to their jobs. Volunteer vocational drivers help bridge that gap by providing transportation. Job locations are in Denton and Collin counties. 29 Acres provides the vehicle, gas and liability insurance coverage.
For questions or to sign up for either opportunity, email email@example.com.
Light of Hope Immigration Law Center
1339 19th St., Plano
Instructors are needed to teach virtual citizenship courses to multi-ethnic students. Light of Hope provides learning materials and teaching resources. Bilingual teachers are preferred but not required.
For more information, call 469-229-0590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.