Do you want to help out during these difficult times? Being a volunteer is still possible!
Volunteers are needed now more than ever. Today, volunteering can be online, take place in your home or be onsite.
Here are some ideas for volunteering to get you started:
Become a Porch Angel
- Offer to pick-up groceries for vulnerable neighbours – make arrangements for safe drop off on their front steps/porch.
- Fix meals for neighbours who are unable to cook for themselves or drop off some baked goods to make someone smile and feel included.
- Remember pets need food too. Perhaps your neighbours are struggling to feed their pets — check-in with them.
Some Great Resources
- Visit mealsonwheelsedmonton.org to become a Meals On Wheels volunteer.
- Donate to or volunteer with the Edmonton Food Bank.
- Follow Knottwood Community Group on Facebook. Sometimes may need a grocery run or some yard work done…or even a friendly chat. You can also post if you’re looking to help out in some way!
What else can you do?
- Check-in with pet rescues. They may need pet food, toys and fosters.
- Help with masks. If you can sew, sew masks for others. If you can’t, visit Mask Makers YEG on Facebook; they are looking for material and elastics. (You can also request a mask there).
- Tutor students online.
- Support local events. Like the Knottwood Community Clean-Up. From May 1-31, post pictures of you and/or your family cleaning up around Knottwood (while practising safe social distancing, of course) and you’ll be entered to win a month of Netflix on us!
- Support local restaurants – participate in events like Take-Out Wednesday or The Great Kitchen Party.
It could also be simple.
- Post online encouragement and gratitude through photos or words of caring, or display window art.
- Support other volunteers.
- Say “Thank you!”.
To learn about more volunteer opportunities and standards that organizations must follow to keep volunteers safe, visit volunteerconnector.org.
Thank you to all the workers and volunteers who keep our city functioning at this time. Please stay safe, physical distance, wash your hands, reach out if you or someone needs help, and stay connected through Knottwood Community Group on Facebook.
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Questions about volunteering in Knottwood? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.