Covid-19 Response
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*This page will be updated as new information comes in to The Volunteer Center of the Triad.

Volunteer Center of the Triad- 3/26/20 Press Release

If your nonprofit organization needs volunteers to help with COVID-19 related needs, please fill out this form.

Volunteer Help and Donations Needed!

Volunteers are needed to help distribute food to those who desperately need it! Please check out some ways to help below!
We are recommending that the following do not volunteer outside of the home:
People 65 and older
People who work with vulnerable populations
People suffering from asthma, uncontrolled diabetes, or heart disease
People who are immunocompromised
Women who are pregnant

Click here to view all of our volunteer opportunities-some of them you can do from your home!

Some ideas :
Send some cards to nursing homes
Become a Telecare volunteer with Senior Resources of Guilford
Volunteer for A Simple Gesture to help with their social media
Help NC African Services Coalition as a volunteer Graphic Designer
Online Tutor

BackPack Beginnings: Urgent need for donations and weekend food bag distribution!!

Warehouse, Food Prep and Distribution volunteers needed: Click here to see available shifts.
Donated Items Desperately Needed: Click here to view needed items and learn where to drop off.
Monetary donations: Click here!

Senior Resources of Guilford:

Volunteers are needed to help complete grocery shopping or picking up medications from the pharmacy for older adults.

Available shifts:
Monday-Friday- 2 people per shift
*must be 18 or older
Please contact Ashlyn at [email protected] to learn more and sign up!

Monetary donations are greatly needed to purchase food for Meals on Wheels recipients. Click here to donate

Greensboro Urban Ministry:

Lunch packing and pantry volunteers needed: Greensboro Urban Ministry is looking for volunteers to help pack and distribute packed lunches from 9am-1pm. They also need helpers in the Food Pantry to help from 9am-1pm and 1pm-4pm.
Please contact Gail Gore-Lewis at 336-553-2642

The Food Pantry is in special need of peanut butter, canned meat and canned fruit.

To make a donation to GUM’s Food Programs, Please click here

A Simple Gesture :

Donate Food, Time and Money:
Grab-and-go meals are available at 32 sites throughout the county. These free meals will be given to children ages 0-18 and will include breakfast and lunch.

A Simple Gesture is expecting a HIGH volume of food requests.
You can help by donating the following. Just click the links to get started.

American Red Cross

SEVERE BLOOD SHORTAGE: Due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the American Red Cross strongly urges healthy individuals to give blood or platelets to help patients in need. If you are healthy, feeling well and eligible to give blood or platelets, please make an appointment to donate as soon as possible. Schedule an appointment by visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

BLOOD DRIVE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: COVID-19 has temporarily disrupted normal life in many communities, but the need for blood hasn’t changed. Volunteers are needed to greet and register blood donors and assist in the canteen area. Blood Drive Volunteers can also choose to assist as a Blood Donor Screener where they will take temperatures of all donors before they enter the Blood Center. Shifts are typically 4-6 hours and volunteers can sign up for shifts online that work with their schedule.

If you reside in a “stay-at-home” or “shelter in place” area, blood collection staff and volunteers are considered essential.  Several enhanced blood donations protocols have been implemented in the interest of the safety of the blood supply, recipients, other donors, staff, volunteers and general public health.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact [email protected] or 336-646-4047.
Interested volunteers must apply online at

Interactive Resource Center

The IRC needs donations of water, hand sanitizer and money to support hotel stays for people experiencing homelessness who are 60+ years old.
They've added more items to address the needs of their unsheltered folks, and are encouraging people who don’t HAVE to be at the IRC to not go in, to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Click here for Amazon Wishlist

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC

Volunteers are needed to help with food sorting and assembling meals for the community meals program.

M-F Shifts between 9am and 4pm
Must be 12 years or older.
Click here to sign up

Food Sorting Area 1: 10 volunteers
Food Sorting Area 2: 10 volunteers
Egg Inspection Area: 5 volunteers
Perishable Food Area: 5 volunteers
Community Meals Area: 4 volunteers

One Step Further: Community Support & Nutrition Program

Volunteers are needed to help sort, pack, and distribute groceries to families. They also have some administrative tasks that are crucial to organizational activity.

Monday- Friday
Shift Times:
9am-11am, 10:30am-12:30pm, 11am-1pm, 12pm-2pm, and 12:30pm-2:30pm

Contact Susan Cox at 336-423-9849 or [email protected]
Volunteers must 18 (or mature 16-17 year olds) and up.

As they continue to provide grocery assistance to families, they are in need of monetary and food donations.

YWCA Family Shelter

The YWCA Greensboro serves Family Shelter residents who are sheltered-in. Please sign up to bring a meal at 

They are in great need of monetary donations, lysol spray and/ or, hand sanitizer, orange juice and sugar.

Please contact Deb Harris Richardson at [email protected]

New Arrivals Institute

NAI is collecting items for the families they serve. If you can help, please contact Lynn Thompson at [email protected]

Items needed:

Toilet paper
Hand sanitizer
Sanitizing wipes
Dish soap
Clothing detergent
Diapers (for babies above 15 lbs)
Tylenol or generic
Black pepper
Chili pepper
2 lb bags of rice

Industries of the Blind

Volunteers are needed to drive a person who is blind to the grocery store/pharmacy and help them pick out items. This will help to eliminate the person from having to touch many things to find the correct item. Being blind means that you need things more tactile and in this time of COVID 19, that is not always the best approach.
Times vary. Please contact Richard Oliver [email protected] to learn more and help out!

Volunteer from home opportunities!

NC African Services Coalition

Remote Tutors and Educational Advocates- Need individuals to assist with tutoring high school students in their Youth Mentoring and Scholars Programs as they navigate how to do online learning and learning from home. You will be assisting them with school assignments. Educational Advocates will assist with connecting students to community or online resources to help advance their learning. Days and times flexible! Must be 16 years or older.
Please contact Dierdre Mack at [email protected]

Nehemiah Community Empowerment Center

Volunteers needed to tutor youth ages 6 to 15 in math, reading and homework via online STEM Academy portal.

Monday- Friday 1pm-2pm
5 volunteers needed per shift
21 years and older

Contact Pastor Randi Francis at [email protected]

*COVID-19 information and the latest updates can be found at the links below:

City of Greensboro

Greensboro Virus Relief Fund
United Way of Greater Greensboro and the City of Greensboro are supporting residents impacted by the Coronavirus, by establishing the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund.   
The Greensboro Virus Relief Fund is accepting donations to support local children and families impacted by the virus. United Way and the City will coordinate with local nonprofits to determine ongoing needs and fund distribution. 
Anyone interested in making a donation to the fund can text the word “Virus” to 40403, or visit to donate online.

City of High Point

Guilford County Department of Health

NC Department of Health & Human Services COVID-19 hotline (866-462-3821) will answer questions/concerns about Coronavirus.

NC 2-1-1: a free statewide United Way-funded hotline gives callers access to resources, such as food, financial assistance, and other basic needs. This confidential service is available in many languages 24/7, 365 days a year. Dial 2-1-1or visit

Below are the identified Grab N Go sites for GUILFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS. Keep in mind this may adjust by the hour but provides a starting point for planning.
Starting 3-18-20, serving will occur 11-12 pm each day.

Lunch for the current day and breakfast for the next day will be provided for children 0-18.

GCS Grab N Go Sites - Food Distribution Locations:

Alderman Elementary School4211 Chateau Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407
Allen Jay Middle School1201 E. Fairfield Road, High Point, NC 27263
Archer Elementary School2610 Four Seasons Blvd. Greensboro, NC 27407
Bluford-Peeler STEAM Academy1901 Tuscaloosa Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Cone Elementary School2501 N. Church Street, Greensboro, NC 27405
Dudley High School1200 Lincoln Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Eastern Guilford High School415 Peeden Drive, Gibsonville, NC 27249
Fairview Elementary School608 Fairview Street, High Point, NC 27260
Foust Elementary School2610 Floyd Street, Greensboro, NC 27406
Hairston Middle School3911 Naco Road Greensboro, NC 27401
High Point Central High School801 Ferndale Blvd. High Point, NC 27262
Hunter Elementary School1305 Merritt Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407
Irving Park Elementary School1310 Sunset Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
Jackson Middle School2200 Ontario Street, Greensboro, NC 27403
Johnson Street Global Studies1601 Johnson Street, High Point, NC 27262
Jones Elementary School502 South Street, Greensboro, NC 27406
Kirkman Park Elementary School1101 N. Centennial Street, High Point, NC 27262
Montlieu Elementary School1105 Montlieu Avenue, High Point, NC 27262
Morehead Elementary School4630 Tower Road, Greensboro, NC 27410
Northeast Guilford High School6700 McLeansville Road, McLeansville, NC 27301
Oak Hill Elementary School320 Wrightenberry Street, High Point, NC 27260
Oak View Elementary School614 Oakview Road, High Point, NC 27265
Parkview Elementary School325 Gordon Street, High Point, NC 27260
Peck Elementary School1601 West Florida Street, Greensboro, NC 27403
Ragsdale High School1000 Lucy Ragsdale Drive, Jamestown, NC 27282
Rankin Elementary School1501 Spry Street, Greensboro, NC 27405
Southeast Guilford High School4530 Southeast School Road, Greensboro, NC 27406
Swann Middle School811 Cypress Street, Greensboro, NC 27405
Washington Elementary School1110 E. Washington Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Welborn Middle School1710 McGuinn Drive, High Point, NC 27265
Western Guilford Middle School401 College Road, Greensboro, NC 27410
Wiley Elementary School600 West Terrell Street, Greensboro, NC 27406

Additional Satellite Meal Locations:

These sites are not replacing the school-based grab-and-go meal sites; these are additional options for students and their families.

For students and their families, the satellite meal locations will work exactly as the grab-and-go sites. Students and their families will come to the location, pick up a meal containing lunch for the day and breakfast for the following morning.

The following are designated as satellite meal locations:

Park Street Terrace Apartments885 Sharon Street, High Point
Brentwood Crossing200 Brentwood Street, High Point
New Gate Apartments1605 Ganby Avenue, High Point
Laurelwood Apartments1300 Burton Road,  High Point
Bellemeade Apartments2350 Bellemeade Street, High Point
The Oaks at Silver Ridge2926 E. Kivett Drive, High Point
Ingram Woods Apartments2704 Ingram Road, High Point
Kendall Street Apartments211 Kendall Avenue, High Point
Ambassador Court Apartments2501 Ambassador Court, High Point
South Wind Villas820 E. South Road, High Point
Greater New Hope Baptist Church906 Meredith Street, High Point
Spring Valley Apartments1403 E. Commerce Street, High Point
Claremont Homes2702 Patio Place, Greensboro
Smith Homes707 W. Florida Street, Greensboro
GHA-Ray Warren Homes1306 E. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro
Turnbridge Apartments503 Turnbridge Circle, Brown Summit
Northland Apartments3319 O’Henry Blvd., Greensboro
Autumn Forest Trailer Park3700 Autumn Forest Drive, Brown Summit
Choice Hotel110 Seneca Road, Greensboro
Juanita Hills2701 Annmore Circle, High Point
Carson Stout Homes501 Anaheim Street, High Point
Daniel Brooks Homes1455 West Avenue, High Point
Oak Ridge Commons2205 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge
Summerfield Mobile Home Park6955 Summerfield Road, Summerfield
Pathways Center3517 N. Church Street, Greensboro
Allerton Apartments3201 Allerton Circle, Greensboro
Plantation Apartments1101 Berkley Manor Way, Greensboro
Greenbriar129 Greenbriar Road, Greensboro
Hayleigh Village4020 Eight Belles Lane, Greensboro

The Volunteer Center extends its deepest gratitude to our Circle of Service Members:

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