April is National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month, and although we are practicing social distancing, there is still much work that can be done. As highlighted by the Democrat & Chronicle’s recent article, there are a variety of ways to get involved. From home, consider making a phone call to someone who could use a personal connection or translating materials related to COVID-19 into another language. If you are able to sew, the University of Rochester Medical Center is collecting homemade masks. Have kids get involved and make handwritten cards for seniors, or consider assembling activity kits for families in shelters. While putting together your next grocery order, add extra non-perishable, personal care and cleaning items to support one of the many donation drives happening in the area. The United Way of Greater Rochester’s “Volunteer United” website has a large list of volunteer opportunities to help those impacted by COVID-19.


Visit the RocHealthData map room to see the location of several community organizations needing donations and volunteer support. Have we missed an organization? Please share that information with us in the comment box below.

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