How You Can Help

This page was updated on April 17, 2020 at 11:35 AM CST and will be updated as the situation develops.

Are you interested in finding ways to support your colleagues and community during the COVID-19 pandemic? Consider these.
  • Family Service Rochester
    • Family Service Rochester is committed to protecting the health and safety of its clients, consumers, volunteers, and staff.
  • Minnesota Responds Medical Reserve Corps  
    • Minnesota Responds is part of a nationwide initiative to pre-register, manage, and mobilize volunteers to help their communities respond to all types of disasters.
  • MN CovidSitters
    • A group of health care professional students at the University of Minnesota Medical School - Twin Cities. Their mission is to help health care providers in the Twin Cities/Metro Area who need help managing their household while serving at the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Physician Volunteers Needed in Safety Net Clinics
    • The Physician Volunteerism Program connects physicians with volunteer opportunities in medically underserved communities across Minnesota.
  • Physician Volunteers Needed to Work at Tribal Sites Across the U.S. 
    • The Center of American Indian and Minority Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth is recruiting physician volunteers to work at tribal sites around the nation.  Native people are likely to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, given higher levels of chronic disease and poor socioeconomic status. There is currently an urgent need for physician volunteers because of the high number of provider vacancies at tribal clinics. To help tribal nations address the crisis, the Center is referring available physicians through two Native-owned locums companies, which have agreed to only bill for transportation, housing and insurance coverage.  If you are willing to travel (including out-of-state) to work at tribal sites.
      • Contact Mary Owen, the Center’s director.
  • Volunteers Needed at St. Paul Respite Shelter
    • Health care volunteers are needed for backup consultation during the midnight to 8 a.m. shift at a temporary respite facility for homeless and COVID-19 symptomatic individuals. The respite facility is located at Mary Hall in downtown St. Paul. Volunteers do not need to provide medical care, but are asked to be available to help staff determine when to call 911. The shelter offers meals, a bed in an individual room, a bathroom, and shower.  During the day, the shelter staff do intake, help people settle in, monitor body temperature and assess symptoms. Shelter staff are available 24/7.  Security is on-site and PPE including masks, goggles, and gloves are available. To volunteer for a midnight to 8 a.m. shift.