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Ways to Help

You may have desired to volunteer and help those in need during this pandemic time but you might not where to start. We have found a list of places that offer the opportunity for you to volunteer safely to help and love your neighbors that are in need. We hope that these ideas help you connect with others and with Jesus.

Opportunities from any location:

Mask Making

Blood Donations

Prayer

Missions Right Where You Are

  • Go2020 
    Go2020 shares ideas on how to share Jesus in the midst of this crisis with prayer, simple acts of love such as grocery shopping for an elderly neighbor, or checking in on friends can open the doors to some incredible conversations. Go2020 is helping to mobilize Christian believers to share the gospel during this time.

Opportunities By County in Illinois:

Chicagoland Opportunities:

  • The Greater Chicago Food Depository has an urgent need for volunteers aged 18-60 to pack food for their COVID-19 response. Food assistance is an essential service during the Illinois Stay at Home order. There are opportunities to sign up to volunteer in their warehouse.
  • UChicago Medicine has information on how to help by donating PPE, homemade masks, food, and medical supplies.

Central Illinois Opportunities:

Terre Haute, Indiana Opportunities:

  • Elara Caring Music & Song for Hospice Patients Volunteer Opportunities
    Elara Caring provides home-based care and they are looking for volunteers that love to sing or play an instrument to bless hospice patients. Music volunteers will call a patient through video chat or stand outside hospice patients windows and minister to them. Elara Caring wants these patients to have the comfort of knowing they are not alone during this crisis and to provide them with a smile as well as peace and comfort through music.
  • Elara Caring Crafts for Hospice Patients Volunteer Opportunities
    Elara Caring, provider of home-based care is looking for crafty and creative volunteers to put a smile on the faces of their hospice patients when they are not allowed visitors. They are looking for volunteers to make and mail cards, write letters, and send a brief note.

If you have a volunteer resource you would like us to add to this list, you are invited to let us know by filling out the form below.

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