We can all safely help

our communities in

response to COVID-19

During these difficult times, Californians come together to help each other. You can start by joining the movement here:

Your Actions Save Lives.

Your Actions Save Lives.

Other Ways You
Can Get Involved.

Here are some ways you can make a difference:

I Need Volunteers

In partnership with VolunteerMatch, #CaliforniansForAll provides a platform to promote your organization and recruit volunteers to your cause. Click here start recruiting volunteers.

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.

Check in on neighbors

Now, more than ever, it is important that we safely check in on our neighbors and older adults. You can help make sure your community is well taken care of.

Donate Blood

Blood donation is essential amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The need for blood is constant, make an appointment today.

Back to school: Students Need You

Learn how you can help California’s students as they return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deliver Meals to Seniors in Need

Vulnerable older adults are at greatest risk amid COVID-19. Let’s help keep them safe and cared for by delivering meals to their doors.

Making Face Coverings

Simple face coverings made at home with common materials can be used as an additional voluntary public health measure.

Social Isolation & Stress

Physical distancing is helping California combat #COVID19, but distancing can lead to isolation and stress. Here are some helpful tips with guidance from the California Surgeon General on how to support your mental health and your community’s wellbeing while practicing physical distancing.

Wildfires: How you can help

Wildfire and evacuation orders are affecting thousands of people across our state. Individuals and organizations in California are looking for support. Can you help?

Support Nonprofits

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.

Fight Social Isolation Among People with Disabilities

During physical distancing, Californians with disabilities may be more affected than ever by disruptions to support services and information.

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.

Follow us for important updates and information on how you can be a Californian for All!

VOLUNTEER SAFELY

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 and 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.

KEEPING

VOLUNTEERS SAFE

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 of 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.

FAQS

How will I get matched with a volunteer organization?

We are working to identify the highest priority volunteer needs to help communities responding to COVID-19. We are partnering with state agencies, local governments, and nonprofits throughout the state who have unmet volunteer needs.

As we identify a high priority volunteer opportunity near you, we will pass your information along to our local partner, who will contact you to schedule a time to volunteer.

Please note that there may not be an opportunity we identify near you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pitch in. Please download our flyers with more information on how you can get involved today.

Is it safe to volunteer?

Volunteers can safely help their communities by following our guidelines developed in accordance with the California Department of Public Health’s safety guidelines.

I signed up but have not been matched with an opportunity, when will I get contacted?

As we identify a high priority volunteer opportunity near you, we will pass your information along to our local partner, who will contact you to schedule a time to volunteer.

Please note that there may not be an opportunity we identify near you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pitch in. Please download our flyers with more information on how you can get involved today.

Is there an age requirement to sign up for #CaliforniansForAll?

Although, there is no age requirement for signing up, we recommend that you check with your parent or guardian if you are under the age of 18 years. Organizations will each have different requirements and will inform you at the time of the match. We have many opportunities for you to do at home for all ages.

I signed up to volunteer, how do I know you received my information?

You will receive a confirmation email. If you have not received a confirmation email, please check your email spam folder. If the confirmation email is not there, please submit your information at CaliforniansForAll.ca.gov.

How do I correct information I submitted on the sign-up form?

If you feel you submitted your information in error, please resubmit your information at Californiansforall.ca.gov.

I want to reach out to seniors in my area, is there a list I can use to contact people?

We’re asking Californians to check in on their neighbors or family members who are older and more vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Californians can safely help older adults and those with chronic health issues who are at higher risk from COVID-19. We can all safely do our part to make sure we stay healthy.

When reaching out to neighbors we encourage you to follow all current guidelines from the California Department of Public Health, which can be found at www.covid19.ca.gov.

Why can I volunteer but not return to work?

Many of the volunteer opportunities are available to do from home or are considered essential during the stay-at-home order.

Will testing or PPE be provided to volunteers?

Organizations requesting volunteers are expected to comply with all safety guidelines outlined by the California Department of Public Health. If you are matched with an organization, we encourage you to ask their staff what equipment available and what procedures are have been put in place to ensure volunteer safety.

I signed up for California Health Corps, why haven’t I been contacted?

Thank you for signing up, please email dhv@emsa.ca.gov for support with California Health Corps.

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