CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It's national volunteer week but with stay-at-home orders still in place, groups are asking folks to get involved from home.
One such group is Veterans Bridge Home, which connects veterans with resources. It is looking for former military members to serve as mentors to Zoom, Skype, or call other veterans.
Right now, with regular events canceled or now virtual, organizers say they're focusing on signing people up who are willing to help once the pandemic is over.
"The needs will continue. Beyond the stay-at-home order, there's going to be needs in our community for people," Veterans Bridge Home VP of Advancement Steven Cole says. "In the short term, we've been asking just to stay healthy and let us know that you're willing to volunteer.
Other nonprofits may not be asking for help physically, but they say you can volunteer by taking the time to gather and donate resources.
Atrium Health is asking for food and supplies, including homemade masks.
Classroom Central has remote volunteer opportunities for people willing to put together supplies.
Meanwhile, Promising Pages has a list of at-home projects to help children, including a virtual book drive.