Volunteering is a Work of Heart
Volunteers are the backbone of Feed More and are essential to our mission. We couldn’t do what we do and help our neighbors in their times of need without YOU!
Volunteering at Feed More during the COVID-19 pandemic
Thank you for selflessly volunteering your time to support Feed More’s programs! Our ability to reach the growing number of our neighbors who are food insecure simply couldn’t happen without you. During these uncertain times, we want to reassure you we are doing everything possible to keep you safe and healthy while on our campus.
However, any activity in the community increases your risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you or anyone in your household is at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of age, pregnancy or because of a serious long-term health problem (for example, diabetes, heart disease or lung disease), you may want to reconsider your participation in any community activity, including this one.
In recent weeks, we have received health- and safety-related questions from many of you and pulled together some FAQs to address your questions and concerns.
Feed More’s commitment to responsible volunteerism remains unwavering. Please remain vigilant, cautious and measured and adhere to the guidelines below:
- Do not volunteer if you are sick or feeling unwell.
- Do not volunteer if you have been near someone who is sick.
- Do not volunteer if you have traveled or been in contact with anyone who has traveled (regionally, domestically, internationally or on a cruise) in the previous 14 days.
- Practice physical distancing during your shift and stay at least 6 feet from others.
- Volunteers and Feed More staff are required to wear a face covering or mask when working in the same space together.
Feed More may ask you to leave the volunteer project if you show signs of illness.
Before your volunteer shift, please take a few moments to perform this self-assessment, as recommended by the Virginia Department of Health:
YES or NO, since your last day of volunteer work, or since your last visit to this facility, have you had any of the following:
- A new fever (100.4°F or higher) or a sense of having a fever?
- A new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
- New shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
- New chills that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
- A new sore throat that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
- New muscle aches (myalgia) that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
- Any other symptom unusual to you?
If your answer is “yes” to any of the above, please stay home and consult your physician. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to limit any unintentional harm toward our staff, volunteers, community partners and our neighbors in need.