Register to Volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering, there are many organizations in need of volunteers during the COVID-19 response. You can find a variety of volunteer opportunities by visiting the United Way website.
Join the MRC
The biggest potential challenge that healthcare faces is low staffing. In the coming months, there will be an increased need for trained, qualified individuals to help with vaccination efforts and provide support in the event of a surge in cases that places a strain on our hospitals.
To support the healthcare community, the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Eastern Washington is working to build up its pool of healthcare volunteers. MRC is recruiting healthcare professionals who are not currently employed to help supplement our already taxed healthcare workforce. Learn more and sign up at MRC Eastern Washington.
How to Donate Masks to the COVID-19 Response
If you have sewn fabric masks that you would like to donate to organization in need during the COVID-19 response, please visit Spokane County United Way's Washington Mask Challenge page for information about how to donate.
Other Ways to Give
Donate monetary funds to food banks
Why donate money?
Food banks can purchase food at a reduced rate, so your dollar goes further—helping to feed more people. For every $1 donated, Second Harvest can provide five meals to neighbors in need. Donating money also reduces the number of people going to the grocery store to shop for donation—which is very important right now. To donate money to feed people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the Second Harvest website.
Consider giving blood
Throughout the U.S., blood donation centers are experiencing reduced donations due to the implementation of physical distancing measures and the cancellation of blood drives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Blood is necessary to provide lifesaving treatments to a variety of patients. By donating blood, you can help patients and medical professionals on the front lines. Considering scheduling an appointment to donate.
Is it safe?
Currently, CDC is encouraging people who are well to continue to donate blood if they are able, even if they are practicing physical distancing. Blood centers are following CDC recommendations to keep donors and staff safe. Examples of these recommendations include spacing donor chairs 6 feet apart, adhering to environmental cleaning practices, and encouraging donors to make donation appointments ahead of time.
Blood Donation Centers