Blood donations are down due to the current health situation. FDA continues to urge donations even with current restrictions.

Food banks

Food donations are down and many of the usual volunteers are seniors who are being encouraged to stay home. Check with your local food bank to see what their needs are.

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Vulnerable seniors have the greatest risk of COVID-19. Local Meals on Wheels programs are on the front lines every day, focused on doing all they can to keep older Americans safe and nourished in communities across the country.


Due to the continuing situation with Covid-19, many schools are online this year. This is proving difficult for many children who have no parent to stay home with them or who do not have a parent who can adequately assist them with their school work. Discovery Junction is partnering with Garfield Elementary School to offer a place for 12 students to receive support as they work on their online schooling.

Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday, 8:15-noon starting Wednesday, Oct. 21 to offer support in patiently supervising the students as they interact with their teachers online.

Email if interested.


Adventist Community Services keeps an ongoing list of opportunities to serve in the community. They also hold training events and provide resources for projects throughout the Inland Northwest.

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A few of the opportunities at Volunteer Spokane

  • Childcare for first responders and healthcare workers

  • Support Drive-thru Covid-19 screening stations

  • Food sorting

  • Receive PPE donations at fairgrounds

Visit their website to check out these and more ways that you can help out in the Greater Spokane Area.