volunteer

Who Should Volunteer:  Please only sign up if you are feeling healthy (displaying no symptoms of COVID-19), and have not traveled out of the country or come in contact with a sick person in the past 14 days.  It is important that we continue to maintain social distancing practices.

As Members In Need (MIN) come forward, we will reach out to the appropriate volunteers via email or text message.  If you are able to help a Member in Need, both parties will be connected and you will be responsible for arranging the fine details, including reimbursement/payment in advance for delivered goods.

As Needed; As Available: Since we are in a very unique time, everything is subject to change. We understand that people’s daily lives, city/state lock downs, etc. will be constantly in flux. This is on an as-needed basis for all volunteers.  Our initial goal is to be able to successfully respond to and provide for a MIN within a 72 hour window.  The more volunteers that sign up, the more we are able to help.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

We expect that volunteers participating will exhibit behaviors that represent the principals of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and its members. We expect sensible and conscientious fulfillment of any volunteer efforts you choose to undertake. However, continue to maintain your own health, safety, and security. Please act in good faith and exercise sound judgement throughout this process.

When venturing out into public as a volunteer, no volunteer should feel compelled to enter another person’s home. (e.g., a volunteer delivering supplies to a member in need should arrange to leave the items at the door and later confirm that the member retrieved the item(s)).   All exchanges should similarly be completed without face-to-face interaction or physical contact. Rather, in all cases, volunteers should maintain adequate social distancing (e.g., a six-foot distance from others) and otherwise observe the recommendations or mandates of applicable government public health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and all other national, state, provincial, or local agencies.

As examples, agency guidance suggests:
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water (or frequent disinfecting with hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available);
  • Wash hands before touching the nose, mouth and eyes to keep yourself safe and after to keep others safe;
  • Cover coughs and sneezes using your elbow or a tissue, then dispose of the tissue and wash your hands;
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

Please also consider and stay apprised of any governmental rules or ordinances in place within your community. Remain aware of travel restrictions, curfews, quarantine, and similar notices. Finally, if you develop symptoms or become ill, do not volunteer. Please refer to the CDC self-checker to determine whether you are able to volunteer.

Since this is a voluntary service, as described above, monetary tipping should be neither expected nor accepted. We are working together to serve and provide for each other without any type of financial compensation.