CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 VOLUNTEER UPDATE
Instructions to Volunteer During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Your health and safety is very important to us. To help ensure your continued safety, and that of our team and the people we serve throughout the Big Bend, we will begin requiring all volunteers to wear masks beginning Monday, April 27. We ask that you bring a mask with you in you have one; if not, Second Harvest will provide a temporary mask for your use.
Thank you again for all that you do! You are our heroes!
Thank you for the important work you are doing to support our community during this time of stress and uncertainty. Your health and safety, in addition to the health and safety of our employees and community partners, is our top priority. As such, Second Harvest has implemented new COVID-19 response protocols in accordance with Centers for Disease Control recommendations for group gatherings.
Volunteer events will be limited to no more than 10 participants per set-up area so that we may adhere to the six-foot social distancing protocol. If you are part of a larger group, Alyssa Lewis will be in touch with you to explain how this may impact your group’s service.
Individual volunteers should set up a volunteer account through the volunteer portal below. Next, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to activate your account. We ask that you sign up for volunteer events in advance through our website volunteer portal so that our team can monitor the number of volunteers in the warehouse at all times. If you choose not to follow this protocol, please understand that you may not be able to serve upon your arrival at the warehouse if our limit of 10 volunteers is exceeded, and that volunteers who follow protocol will be given priority.
While we continue to work together as a community to support our hungry neighbors in need, we will share updates regarding any new protocols that may impact your volunteer service. Additionally, we will notify you when our temporary volunteer protocols in response to COVID-19 are lifted, and regular volunteer activities resume. Thank you for your support of Second Harvest food bank, and please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.
Please see our “CEO Message” to review our protocols undertaken to help ensure the safety of our volunteers, partners, staff and community during this crisis. Thank you!