As boundaries around sheltering in place are becoming more flexible, most of us are experiencing some semblance of a return to normalcy. However, for seniors and those with compromised immune systems, shelter in place will likely continue for quite some time and the need for volunteers to help will continue. These suggestions are specific to Northern California, but there are probably similar organizations in your local area.
If you are healthy and want to give back to the community during this time, many local agencies that support seniors and need volunteers.
Health Trust is looking for volunteers to help with sorting and packing food.
Silicon Valley Strong needs volunteers to deliver food to seniors and the medically vulnerable.
The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help pack and distribute brown bag lunches to seniors.
HandsOn Bay Area has a list of opportunities across the Bay Area.
California Volunteers has a wide range of opportunities to help.
If you are not able to volunteer, consider making a donation to one of these agencies, all of whom need additional financial support at this time.