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Note on Volunteering During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In an effort to continue to “flatten the curve” in Tompkins County, and keep the community healthy and safe, moving forward United Way asks that volunteers follow the safety protcols and requirements identified by the agency they are serving. 
 

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Produce Prescription Program at CCE Tompkins 

 

 Locations vary

 

http://ccetompkins.org/food/produce-prescription-program

 

Baz Perry 
607-272-2292 x131

 

Regular Drivers Needed
 
Using your own vehicle, pick up and deliver boxes of fresh produce to area residents for about 2 hours every week. Pick up location is Press Bay Alley in downtown Ithaca or at a local area farm. 
 
When: Each Wednesday or Thursday starting August 19 through early Novemeber.
  • Hours are flexible from approximately 9AM-5PM on Wednesdays & 9AM-11AM on Thursdays

  • About 2 hours expected each week. 5-6 volunteers will be needed each week with a preference for repeat volunteers to get to know routes and residents. Substitutes are also needed. 

Volunteers will be expected to follow social distancing guidelines, including wearing a face covering or mask

 

Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County - Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program

We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive.

 

 

www.ccetompkins.org/food/fruit-vegetable-prescription-program

 

Volunteer Coordinator Contact   Information

 Peg Engasser
 (607) 835-6734
 
 

 Regular Drivers Needed

Using your own vehicle, pick up and deliver boxes of   fresh produce to area residents. Pick up location is to   be determined based on weekday and route. 

When: Each Wednesday or Thursday throughout the  2020 produce season

  • Hours are flexible from approximately 9AM-5PM on Wednesdays & 9AM-11AM on Thursdays

  • About 2 hours expected each week. 5-6 volunteers will be needed each week with a preference for repeat volunteers to get to know routes and residents. Substitutes are also needed. 

 Qualifications:

Drivers will be provided with gloves which must be worn when handling produce boxes. Volunteers will be expected to follow social distancing guidelines, including wearing a face covering or mask if social distance cannot be maintained. Most deliveries will be left on doorsteps, but a few will need calls so that residents can come to collect the box outside of locked apartment buildings.

Volunteers Need to Have:
Valid drivers license and able to provide       own transportation and gas
Able to lift 25lbs
 
COVID-19 Requirements:
No recent travel
Healthy, able-bodied, not at risk 
Aged between 13-60 
No sign of illness in last 2 weeks 
No contact with anyone who is sick 
 


  Loaves & Fishes of   Tompkins County

 Loaves & Fishes of   Tompkins County is a   Christian ministry   which provides a   place for free meals,   hospitality,   companionship and   advocacy for those in   need, regardless of   their faith, beliefs, or   circumstances.

 

 

St. John’s Epsicopal        Church

210 N. Cayuga Street Ithaca, NY

 

  www.loaves.org

 

 

Volunteer Coordinator Contact   Information

 Brenda Orzino
 Phone: 607-272-5457

 

Loaves & Fishes Seeks More Volunteers During Coronavirus Situation


Help is needed to prepare free meals to go. Our staff and volunteers are committed to safely working together to continue our ministry to provide free meals to all Tompkins County   residents during the Coronavirus situation.

When: Shifts are 2.5 hours at different times Monday-Friday

Volunteers Need to:
• Be at least 25 years old.
• Live with no more than two other people.
• Have no one in household or immediate social circle has been ill in the past 14 days.
• Have no one in household has been in close proximity of someone who has been tested for COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
• Not have a chronic medical condition that would increase your risk during this time of COVID-19 Travel restrictions also apply
 
 
 Family Reading   Partnership
 
Family Reading 
Partnership 
delivers programs
and materials  designed to  empower families to  playfully engage  with their young  children as a  pathway to literacy in Tompkins County.
 
 
Remote Opprotunity
 w/ a drop-off of   books to:
 54 Gunderman Road
 Ithaca, New York   14850
 
 
 Phone: 607-277-8602
 
 
Collecting and Donating Gentley Used Children's Books
 
FRP has been working with school teachers and liaisons, food   pantries, Head Start, and medical providers to get books safely   to families during this time. As their office has been closed we   have been unable to accept book donations and we're running   low on our supply. 
 
 When are drop-offs? 
 
Wednesday from 11am-2pm. This will be a no-contact drop-off.   Specific instructions for how to donate can be found on their   website. 
 
 Dryden Kitchen   Cupboard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 6 North St. Dryden,   NY, 13053

 
 
 Contact:
 Ione Worth
 Phone; 607-319-4330
 
 Help Support Dryden's Food Pantry 
 
 1.) Volunteers in the pantry distribute food to clients. Pantry   hours are: Mon. 11 to 12, Wed. 5 to 6, Fri. 11 to 12, Last Sat. of   month 11 to 12.
 
 2.) Volunteers outside the pantry instruct the clients throughout   the pickup process, while helping the clients maintain social   distancing from each other and from the volunteers.
 
 Qualifications:
Under the age of 60. The majority of our volunteers fall into the   "at risk" group, retirees 65 plus. When the pandemic has   subsided and life returns to "normal" our older volunteers would   return to serving at the pantry.
 
 Mutual Aid   Tompkins:   Immediate  Needs 
 

 We are neighbors  concerned about our communities and  helping to make sure those most vulnerable and affected by COVID-19 get the support they need.

 
 
 

 

 Remote Opportunity

 

 

 SendASmileTompkins@gmail.com

 

 

 Send a Smile

 Help raise the spirits of some of those who are isolated and   lonely. Send a photo of artwork, a letter/story/poem or a video   that can be shared to residents living alone who have requested   some spirit-lifting.

 Send submissions to: SendASmileTompkins@gmail.com

 

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