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

If your nonprofit organization needs volunteers to help with while we are in the midst of the coronavirus, please fill out this form.

Volunteer Help and Donations Needed!

Volunteers are needed! 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 immuno-compromised
Women who are pregnant

Those who have been exposed to COVID-19, have not been wearing a mask in public and/or not practicing social distancing are not eligible to volunteer in person. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to see below for virtual volunteer suggestions.

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

Novant Health Vaccination Clinic Volunteers Needed!

Novant Health is looking for people just like you to help at their COVID-19 vaccination clinics. You don't need any experience — just a desire to serve others and a willingness to help. It's your chance to take part in a historic moment — and make a tangible difference in the lives of others.

Volunteers are needed to:
  • Greet people as they arrive.
  • Provide directions and escort people through the line.
  • Assist with traffic flow.
  • Help with paperwork and more.

Volunteers will assist in non-clinical roles and you will be provided personal protective equipment to wear while you help. Most shifts are four hours long, and volunteers must be 16 or older. Volunteer roles require the ability to walk and stand for long periods of time.

Click here to learn more and sign-up!

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!

Meals for Community

Volunteers are needed to help serve hot meals to community members and clean-up after.
Volunteers must be 16 and older.

Monday-Friday from 2pm-7pm
Need 12 people per shift

Interested volunteers can email Quaneisha Payne at [email protected], with The Table at Glenwood, for additional information on how to sign up for shifts.

1417 Glenwood Ave, Greensboro

ALLL Faith

Volunteers are needed to help with a food distribution site in Sedalia. People are needed to help receive, pack and distribute free meals to youth and families, as the need continues to grow weekly.

  • 576 Highway 100 Whitsett NC 27377
  • Must be 18+
  • Monday -Friday 2pm-5pm
  • 3 volunteers needed per shift
  • Would love more men to sign up!
  • Corporate and company teams welcome!!

If you can help, please contact Annette Dickens at [email protected]

Greensboro Urban Ministry:

Lunch packing and pantry volunteers needed: Greensboro Urban Ministry is seeking volunteers to help pack and distribute lunches from 9am-1pm (Sunday-Saturday). They also need helpers in the Food Pantry to assist from 9am-1pm and 1pm-4pm (Tuesday-Friday).

Please contact Gail Gore-Lewis at 336-271-5959 ext. 305 or [email protected]

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

A Simple Gesture

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

American Red Cross

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 including PPE and social distancing 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

HEALTHY DONORS NEEDED: Donating blood products is essential to community health and the need for blood products is constant. As part of our nation’s critical infrastructure, healthy individuals are needed to donate blood, platelets, and convalescent plasma. The American Red Cross is also seeking people who are fully recovered from COVID-19 to sign up to donate plasma to help current COVID-19 patients.
Schedule an appointment by visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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

One Step Further: Community Support & Nutrition Program

Every two weeks, volunteers are needed to unload food commodities, pack grocery boxes, and/or load packed boxes onto a truck. There will be plenty of opportunity for all!
1900 W. Market St. Greensboro, NC 27403
Ages 16 and up
Contact Susan Cox at 336-423-9849 or [email protected]om

Volunteers are always needed to help sort, pack, and distribute groceries to families. There are also 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:
Paper products - paper plates, cups, napkins, paper towels and toilet paper.

Twin and full sheet sets and comforters or extra large blankets that would fit on a bed as a covering

Cases of water

Coffee and creamer

Ramen noodles

Wash cloths and towels

Condiments - hot sauce and ranch dressing

Hand sanitizer with a pump


Clorox wipes

Since this is a family shelter, donations of arts and crafts supplies would be greatly appreciated!

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

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

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

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

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