Talent. Treasure. Time. Volunteering for #StocktonStrong.As the COVID-19 situation continues, there is an emerging need for volunteers to (safely) support critical community needs, and to donate specific supplies. Please click on the survey below to be connected with a volunteer opportunity. Click here to sign up to volunteer
The Stockton Strong team is receiving volunteer opportunities on a rolling basis, and is working to identify where the greatest need for volunteer support will exist. After volunteers sign up on the survey above, they will be sent information about open opportunities and invited to sign up for a particular shift. We anticipate many opportunities to serve over the next several weeks, and many of these opportunities will be virtual.
Pending and confirmed volunteer partners include:
- Emergency Food Bank of Stockton
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Lord’s Gym Stockton
- Stockton Scholars
Please note: our first priority is the safety of our community and our volunteers. We require all partner organizations to put safety protocols in place for our volunteers, and any volunteers categorized as “higher risk” by the CDC will not be able to volunteer in person. This includes any volunteers who are or live with someone who is:
- Experiencing any symptoms such as fever, coughing or shortness of breath,
- 65 years of age or older, and/or
- Have chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease).
Given the increased demand for and decreased supply of critical cleaning and protective supplies, some essential non-profit organizations and employers are struggling to access the resources they need to serve our community. At this time, Homeless Service Providers are worried about running out of important supplies including soap, hand sanitizer, bleach, clorox wipes, empty spray bottles, personal protective gear, gloves, masks, NEW unused towels, and NEW unused socks. Donations are being accepted at United Way of San Joaquin County from M-F 10am – 2pm.
In addition, we’ve diagnosed the current and future needs of our healthcare partners and are working to match resources with need. Please click the survey link above and below if you’d like to work with us to meet the needs of our healthcare partners.
Support Local via Visit Stockton
On March 20, Visit Stockton launched a page featuring information for consumers on how they can still support small businesses in the city, including links to online purchasing options. Marketing dollars are being put behind this promotion in order to send traffic to these businesses. Participation is open to all retailers within Stockton free of charge.
On March 16, Visit Stockton launched Dine Stockton in order to support local restaurant employees and their families. The intention was to keep those individuals on the job and be a resource for the community as they searched for delivery and take-out options across the city. The information is continually collected and updated (daily) and features a growing number of restaurants, some of which are offering curb-side pick-up during these difficult times. Marketing dollars are being put behind this promotion in order to send traffic to these restaurants. Participation is open to all restaurants within Stockton free of charge.
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vulnerable workers, small businesses, and senior residents who are in quarantine.