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Capital Area United Way Guidelines for Volunteers During the COVID-19 Response

Capital Area United Way is focused on keeping community volunteers and their family’s safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are grateful to those who may want to help others who have been impacted at this time. Due to the uncertainty of these times, CAUW has revised the requirements and guidelines for volunteers engaging in CAUW volunteer activities. These are general guidelines designed to keep you safe so you can help others, enabling us all to get through this crisis together.
Primary goals for these guidelines:
  • Protect volunteers and their families
  • Protect those being served and their families
  • Protect nonprofit organizations and their staff & families
DO NOT attempt to volunteer if you:
  • Have experienced symptoms that could be related to COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Been around anyone who has COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Have traveled outside of the state in the last 14 days.
  • If you are feeling sick or have a fever.
General Guidelines for Volunteers:
  • You must wear a mask or face covering at all times. If you do not have a mask or face covering, CAUW will provide one to you.
  • All volunteers will have their temperature taken before they start their shift. Volunteers with a fever higher than 99.0 will be sent home.
  • Clean and wash your hands before, during, and after volunteering for a minimum of 20 seconds. If water and soap is unavailable, CAUW will provide hand sanitizer to be used before, during and after volunteering.
  • Avoid physical contact with others and maintain a social distance of 6 feet.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes with your elbow or tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Sign Up to Be a Program Investment Volunteer

Capital Area United Way's Program Investment Volunteers review and evaluate funding applications to ensure proper stewardship of donor dollars and alignment with community needs. They make critical decisions, implement solutions and work to collectively make permanent change throughout our 10-Parish community. And because of our online data management system, training and evaluating can happen anywhere at anytime as long as you have access to the internet. 
Are you interested in becoming a Program Investment Volunteer? Click here to sign up and get more information

Other ways to get involved

- Corporate Volunteering: A company or organization can encourage their employees to volunteer for a United Way committee, Community Investment Volunteer, or join in on a day of volunteering or organize your own.  For more information about corporate volunteering, contact Melanie Henderson, Corporate Engagement Manager, at melanieh@cauw.org

- Sign up or post a Volunteer Opportunity through the CAUW Volunteer Center - click here