COVID-19 Volunteer

Help Our Neighbors In Need From Your Home

Volunteer Opportunities

SERVE Shelter Resident Toiletry Kits

Guests staying at the SERVE Shelter often arrive with very few possessions of their own. You can help make them feel welcome and cared for during an uncertain time by assembling individual toiletry kits with full-size supplies. The supplies will fit neatly into a shoe box or similar container. Kits are needed for men, women, children and babies. They can contain any combination of these items:

  • shampoo & conditioner
  • body wash (no bar soap)
  • deodorant
  • shaving cream
  • toothbrush & toothpaste
  • dental floss
  • mouthwash
  • hand sanitizer
  • unscented lotion
  • lip balm
  • laundry detergent pods
  • feminine hygiene products
  • washcloths
  • baby shampoo
  • baby lotion
  • children’s toothbrushes & toothbaste
  • diapers (sizes 5+) & wipes

Please contact Julie Martinez at jrmartinez@nvfs.org for additional assistance and the next steps.

DIY Masks

In the midst of the COVID-19 response, NVFS wants to do our part to preserve ready-made masks for medical facilities so we’re asking you to make masks for our staff on the front lines and clients coming for essential services like food assistance or staying at our shelter. Sewn masks are preferred as they are the easiest to wash and are ready to re-wear – and there are many great DIY mask videos and instructions online. Both adult and children’s masks are welcome!

Please contact Karen Horowitz at khorowitz@nvfs.org for additional assistance and the next steps.

Movement Matters

Stay-at-home orders can be especially tricky for energetic young bodies that need to constantly be on the move. You can help! Experienced yoga instructors, dance teachers, personal trainers, and preschool and PE teachers are encouraged to record and submit kid-friendly videos to get our shelter children moving throughout the day. Videos should be no longer 10-15 minutes. Simply record and send a video link to volunteer@nvfs.org. We will even add the best of these to our YouTube channel for the whole community.

Please contact Navara Cannon at ncannon@nvfs.org for questions or more information.

Social Media Ambassador

Follow NVFS on Facebook, follow @NVFS on Twitter, and join or LinkedIn group. Invite your friends and networks to follow us too. Keep an eye out for our daily posts, like them, and share them with your social media community.