Below you will find a list of ways you can serve and/or donate both internally to the Well and externally to organizations in our local community.
This list is fluid and ever-changing. Also, please check with specific organizations to make sure that volunteering does not conflict with the current "Stay at Home" orders from Maryland and DC. If you know of other volunteer or giving opportunities, please email our external mercy team here.
Generous During Covid
As the COVID crisis continues to evolve, many of our church members and friends in our local communities will be financially affected. As you feel lead, please prayerfully consider giving towards the needs that will arise in our church during this time. To give, go to our giving page, and under the heading "Fund," select "Generous in Covid." Visit the giving page for more information.
Linkage Schools donations
Our Linkage schools need our help! They are asking for donations of ramen noodles, canned/dry goods, fresh produce (apples, oranges, carrots), OR grocery cards to buy fresh produce. Please coordinate with Keren Kline at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how to drop-off donated items.
Schools and communities connected to Linkages to Learning are still accepting donations to give to families in need. View the Amazon wish list, but it does not have to be limited to any of these brands or items. You can donate any of the following things and bring it to The Well House.
- body soap
- dish soap
- rice and beans
- baby wipes
- NIDO powdered milk
- feminine products
With the strain of stay-at-home orders, especially for families who already feel isolated, the city is seeing an increase in domestic violence and neglect and DC127's hope is that by supporting these families, we can all help flatten that particular curve.
Immigrants & Refugees
Meal Deliveries with Peace City for Refugee Families
Peace City will be participating in meal deliveries to refugee families. All meals are pre-packaged and bagged. Volunteers will then drop off the bagged meals right at the front door of the refugee families who are on IRC's provided list. They will be delivering meals every Tuesday and Friday for the foreseeable future. Go here to get more information and sign-up to help: https://peacecity.church/meals4refugees
Facilitators Needed to Lead Virtual English Conversation Groups
LC Chats Facilitators support students with their English conversation skills in a 90 minute group session. Facilitators come up with a topic, conversation questions, visual aids, and a closing song or story to end each session in a fun and dynamic way. Two to three facilitators in each session allow for students to be divided into small breakout groups so that they have the same opportunity to practice speaking English. More information
Assisting The Elderly
Volunteer Driver to Escort Seniors to Critical Medical Appointments
The Senior Connection is in great need of volunteers to drive seniors to critical or life-sustaining medical appointments during this COVID 19 crisis. Critical rides may include trips for dialysis, radiation, chemotherapy, substance use disorder, or counseling. Clients will sit in the back seat of the volunteer's car, preferably on the passenger side and volunteers will not be entering client's home or medical buildings. To volunteer please visit our website and fill out the online volunteer application.
Grocery Shopping For a Senior From a List
During the COVID 19 crisis, the Senior Connection needs volunteers to shop and pick up prescriptions for our county seniors. The volunteer will get a list and money and do the shopping for the senior. The senior will not accompany the volunteer to the store. The volunteer will leave the groceries at the seniors front door and not be entering their home. To volunteer please visit their website and fill out the online volunteer application.
Friendly Chat - Virtual Call Center Volunteers
Isolation and loneliness have always been a concern, particularly for older adults. As we deal with the COVIC-19 coronavirus, the problem is more widespread and serious today. And you can help! AARP has created a new Virtual Call Center that people can call to hear a kind voice and have a friendly chat. More information
Shepherd's Table provides help to people who are homeless or in need by providing basic services, including meals, social services, medical support, clothing, and other assistance in an effective and compassionate manner. They have multiple ways to helping during the COVID crisis. More information
Capital Food Bank
Capital Food Ban in NE DC is in urgent need of volunteers to pack and sort food at our warehouse, and to assist in off-site distributions. The health and well-being of our volunteers is our highest priority, and we are taking all precautions to ensure safety for those who volunteer. Click here to volunteer: https://volunteer.capitalareafoodbank.org/
A nursing home in Gaithersburg is requesting 400 masks. If you are interested in sewing masks, donating supplies to make masks, or mobilizing people who know how to sew, please email email@example.com or (preferably) complete the volunteer intake form.
Montgomery County Volunteer Center
For more opportunities to serve our local community, please visit to the Montgomery County Volunteer Center.