COVID-19 Volunteer

Help Our Neighbors In Need From Your Home

Volunteer Opportunities

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. There are tons of great DIY masks videos and instructions online, many of which don’t require sewing. Your help will ensure that we have plenty of masks to distribute to our staff and clients.
Supplies: two elastic ponytail holders, one 18” by 18” cloth handkerchief, and one coffee filter per mask. Please refer to this handy CDC “how to” flyer (instructions on page 3). You can also view a brief instructional video to see the steps in action.

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.