Donations In Utah and COVID-19

Volunteerism is an important part of many people’s lives. Volunteers add value to the lives of other people and their communities. Volunteers benefit from increased self-esteem and empowerment. Many volunteers report feeling a sense of purpose from their volunteer activities. Like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, volunteers are essential to the success of the organization’s mission for many organizations. Many people routinely make donations in Utah, and the COVID-19 pandemic has seriously challenged their ability to share their time and money with charitable organizations. However, there are ways to continue to volunteer during the pandemic, both virtually and in-person. Following our guidelines to help you continue your volunteer career during these troublesome times.

Donate and Volunteer Virtually

Volunteering virtually is an option. Monetary donations are always welcome. If you have organizational skills, many agencies need project help. If you possess technology skills like website design or programming, several organizations would appreciate your expertise. Love working with children? Online tutoring or reading books to children may be a great volunteer opportunity for you. It is clear there are many types of donations in Utah, and virtual volunteering is one way to contribute.

If you are capable of in-person volunteering, following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines is critical to keeping you and others safe. If you, or any member of your household, are sick, stay home. The CDC also recommends wearing a mask in public, staying six feet apart from others, washing your hands and any surface areas frequently, and wearing gloves. Now that the COVID-19 Vaccine is becoming more available, the CDC recommends receiving the vaccine to protect yourself and others.

There are many ways to continue to volunteer during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a tough time for many people, and donations in Utah are in critical demand. Using common-sense while volunteering will lead to continued success for organizations dedicated to improving their communities.

For more information about making donations in Utah or volunteering, visit the BBBSU website