COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

As an active Community of Doers, the intent of this page is to centralize volunteer opportunities across the communities of Lynn, Marblehead, Salem, and Swampscott. Please check back frequently as we will update regularly. Adherence to the current CDC guidelines is required for all volunteers.

CDC GUIDELINES

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people when in public.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter-tops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • For more information please check out their website here. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

THE SALEM PANTRY- SALEM

POP-UP HARVEST MOBILE MARKET
Saturday 6/13, 8:30AM-2:30PM at Palmer Cove Park (Basketball Court), Salem
 

Volunteers are needed to distribute fresh food to residents experiencing food insecurity. Also looking for 1-2 Spanish speakers per event. Other tasks include:

  • Helping to set up tables, unload truck, organize stock on pallets and under tables

  • Online check-in, registration of new clients, Spanish skills very helpful

  • Help pack groceries for clients and deliveries

  • Continuously restock food for volunteers who are bagging

  • Breakdown boxes and stack, clean up tables and garbage

  • Storage Inventory-Loading truck at SSU and unloading at Church

  • Unloading GBFB Food Truck Order

 

For all Salem Pantry opportunities please contact: Samantha Johanson: [email protected] to volunteer.
 

COUNCIL ON AGING - SALEM

Delivering Meals to Seniors- Weekdays

To minimize the elder populations’ exposure to the coronavirus, the Salem Council on Aging has closed its center to the community. The daily meals the center usually offers is now being delivered directly to senior's homes. Council on Aging is looking for volunteers to drop off meal to seniors. If you are interested in being a shopper, please contact Kathy at [email protected]
 

Food Shopping for Seniors- Weekdays

Volunteers are paired up with a senior.  Our social service team contacts the senior and lets them know who their shopper will be. Once that is done, we give you their contact information and you would work out the shopping day/time with the senior.  We are asking seniors to make a list of their grocery needs on the outside of an envelope with the money/check inside. Volunteers are not expected to pay for these items. If you are interested in being a shopper, please contact Kathy at [email protected]

Salem Housing Authority Meal Deliveries- Weekdays

ROOT is preparing meals for seniors residing in Salem Housing Residences. The delivery process is being coordinated by Kerry Murphy of the City of Salem and Kelly Annese or JF&FS.  They are delivering Monday through Friday from 11:30am-1:00pm each day. You do not have to sign up for a series of days, they will take one day or as many as you can give. Meals come in plastic bags and they are hanging them on pre-assigned doors, knocking and walking away.  For additional information or to sign up to help, please contact Kelly Annese at 978 564-0773.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL COUNCIL ON AGING OPPORTUNITIES REQUIRE VOLUNTEERS TO SUBMIT A COMPLETED CORI FORM AND A COPY OF YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE TO KATHY AT  [email protected]


SALVATION ARMY - LYNN

Food Pantry - 1 Franklin St, Lynn

Every Weekday, 12PM-3PM

Volunteers are needed to fill boxes with food and hand-out boxes of food to clients. To sign up to volunteer please call Emily at 617-849-1943. 
 

DONATIONS

GogglesForDocs

GogglesForDocs is an effort to get used or new ski goggles into the hands of healthcare workers who currently have no eye protection as they treat COVID-19 patients. For more information on how to donate goggles, check out their website here.
 


 

If you are in need of volunteers or donations in Lynn, Marblehead, Salem, and Swampscott, please email the details to Bryan Lamoreau: [email protected]