Jackson’s volunteer force remains strong despite COVID-19 pandemic

JACKSON, Wyo. — VolunteerJH is connecting local volunteers with nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers can join for free at VolunteerJH.org to receive real-time information about new volunteer opportunities across Teton County. You can also sign-up for volunteer shifts through the site.

“The Foundation has been in constant communication with local nonprofits as well as Town and County leaders where it relates to volunteering,” says Shelby Read, Director of Programs and Outreach for the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. “It became clear that there should be one central resource where folks can learn about what our nonprofits need, and that is where VolunteerJH comes in. It’s a platform we’ve had for years that nonprofits are familiar with and that we could repurpose for COVID-19 community needs.”

Since volunteer opportunities are constantly evolving in light of COVID-19, nonprofits are encouraged to update their profiles on VolunteerJH.org to specify whether or not they need volunteer help. Organizations new to VolunteerJH can create a profile as well.

If you aren’t able to volunteer but would like to show your support in another way, please consider making a donation to the Community Foundation’s Community Emergency Response Fund, which is providing financial assistance to local nonprofits that are helping families and individuals directly impacted by COVID-19. One hundred percent of the donations to this fund will benefit Jackson’s nonprofit community.

Please send questions about VolunteerJH or the Community Emergency Response Fund to [email protected].

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