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Holiday Volunteering

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Fairgrounds Mass Food Distribution

Volunteers are needed to help with the mass drive-through food distribution at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds every other Friday. **BILINGUAL SPANISH/ENGLISH SPEAKERS PREFERRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED** 1. Volunteer roles include: directing traffic, taking information from clients, and loading food into cars. 2. Volunteers MUST to be able to stand for long periods of time. 3. Volunteers advised to wear layers and comfy shoes. 4. Volunteers REQUIRED to cover their mouth and nose at all times. 5. Social distancing is encouraged, but it may not be possible to maintain 6 feet distance at all times due to the nature of the information intake being performed. PLEASE REVIEW THE COVID 19 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK Click the red button below to sign up on the date that you want to volunteer!

Watsonville, CA

1/22/21 8:00 AM + more

Food Distribution in Pajaro

​Friday morning food distribution at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Pajaro. Volunteers are needed to help with handing out bags to people who do not have cars and to help with directing cars on how to enter and exit the parking lot and line up for maximum efficiency. Volunteers who are bilingual in English and Spanish are especially needed - but you do not have to speak Spanish to help. Physical Distancing and Volunteer Safety: If you have your own face mask please bring it Volunteers will be given a facemask if they need it Gloves and safety vest are provided Tables and markers on the ground direct people how to maintain physical distance Most food recipients will stay in their car Please Sign Up below for the day you want to volunteer. PLEASE READ THESE SAFETY TIPS FOR VOLUNTEERING DURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

Pajaro, CA

1/22/21 8:30 AM + more

Thinking of You Cards for Isolated Seniors

Volunteers are needed to send cards for Isolated Seniors in Care Facilities! Ideas for Cards: Personal notes/letters Homemade cards Photographs Postcards Picture cards (flowers/landscapes/animals) Special occasions (Birthdays/Holidays) We are also accepting other items: iPads, iPods, Crossword puzzle books, Word Search puzzles and coloring books. For more information contact: Nancy Cleveland Family Service Agency/I-You Venture Phone: (831 459-8917, Ext 205

Santa Cruz, CA

Through 2/1/21

Contact the Volunteer Center

1740 17th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831-427-5070

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