We can all help our
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During these difficult times, Californians come together to help each other. Here are some ways you can make a difference by answering the call. You can start by joining the movement here:
Staying at home is still the top method to help reducing the spread of COVID-19.
Other Ways You
Can Get Involved.
Here are some ways you can make a difference:
Support Food Banks & Shelters
Food banks are at the frontlines keeping vulnerable Californians connected to food and they need your help. Food banks are in great need of volunteers, food donations, and funds.
Blood donation is essential amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The need for blood is constant, make an appointment today.
Nonprofits of all types serving vulnerable communities need your help. Donate to nonprofits you love, that you see helping people in need, that your friends recommend to you, and that are addressing systemic inequities.
Join the California Health Corps
California is preparing for an increase in the number of people who urgently need health care due to the COVID-19 outbreak. To meet this moment, Governor Newsom is calling on healthcare professionals to join the California Health Corps.
Volunteers can safely help their communities by following this guide developed in accordance with the California Department of Public Health’s safety guidelines while volunteering.
Do not volunteer if you have experienced symptoms related to COVID-19 such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Avoid taking risks to keep us all safe.
Practice cleanliness disinfect volunteer area’s surfaces regularly. Wash your hands before, during, and after volunteering. You can use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available.
Maintain physical distance of at least 6 ft between you and others.
Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue, if tissues are not available cough and sneeze into your elbow. Avoid touching your face during the volunteer project.
Inform yourself of safety precautions and procedures before arriving to your volunteer opportunity. Most importantly, remember to follow the California Department of Public Health’s guidelines. Visit www.cdph.ca.gov/COVID19 for more information.
Nonprofits, food banks, and other organizations seeking to leverage volunteers in their COVID-19 response efforts can protect volunteers and operations by following this guide developed in accordance with the California Department of Public Health’s safety guidelines.
Do not accept a volunteer if they have experienced symptoms related to COVID-19 such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Assure that volunteers are informed or risks associated with the volunteer opportunity.
Enact cleanliness protocols, sanitize volunteer areas or meal distribution sites regularly. Supply disinfectant wipes and hand-sanitizer. Remind volunteers to wash their hands before, during, and after volunteering.
Require healthy practices, cover coughing and sneezing with a tissue. Keep 6ft physical distance rules in place during tasks and remind volunteers to avoid touching their face.
Require healthy practices, cover coughing and sneezing with a tissue. Keep 6 ft physical distance rules in place during tasks and remind volunteers to avoid touching their face.
Follow guidelines from the California Department of Public Health. Visit cdph.ca.gov/COVID19 for more information and to make sure we are all safe.