Volunteer today and make a difference for our community!
1. How do I signup?
Join our FB group. Super duper simple!
If you plan on taking a more proactive role, please join and also use the Signup Google Form. Don’t fret either! We are super beginner friendly in our Facebook group.
2. What about materials? I can’t afford them!
No worries. I will provide materials at no cost to volunteers who are unable to pay.
We are 100% grassroots and are not funded, but all donations (either material wise) or monetary wise go to providing materials for volunteers and volunteering purposes. Volunteers often share, as we don’t currently have a system in place to offset the total cost yet, so many do pay out of pocket – if able. My ultimate goal is to one day to be able to supply all members, but as stated: we are not funded beyond donations (by kind donors and or those able to donate for their masks) and are not a non-profit.
3. Where do I pickup materials?
The pickup/drop off for materials is in Salisbury, MD. As we expand, we will have more pick up and drops off in other areas. If you are unable to pick up for reasons, a volunteer can arrange to do it for you or I can mail it to you. I mail materials to some of our volunteers who can’t pickup!
4. How do I know what facilities are in need of masks, etc?
Once you’re a member of the Facebook grou: the “system” is very easy to use. At the top of the group, you’ll see multiple “topics.” Click “PPE Requests.” All of the open requests are images. Please also use our signup website, Signup Genius, which is also linked there. I personally recommend both so you can save the data and stay up to date.
Ultimately, it’s what works for you. A key tool is to utilize the Facebook group, as well, and a lot of data for sewists!
5. What if I can’t sew? Do you need other things done?
YES! YES! We need volunteers to do an array of things. Some of these are fabric cutting, driving, working at distribution sites, and the list goes on.
For a full list of items (which can – and will likely change), I ask you to check out our Google Doc “Volunteer Form” to see which positions would fit you best. Even if you can’t sew or don’t want to, I could use your help!
6. I have a question and it’s not addressed here!
If you have any questions not addressed here, please feel to reach out. The goal of this was to be as simplified as possible.
Other Volunteering Opportunities:
Our friends at M4Reactor (which is our local Makerspace) are looking for volunteers. Click here for more info! They need our help!