Please review prior to volunteering

General Guidelines for Volunteers provided by Alabama Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ALVOAD):
DO NOT attempt to volunteer for any activity if in the last 14 days you have:
      • Traveled to any foreign country or to California, Washington, New York, Washington D.C., or Chicago (this list may change on short notice)
      • Been on a cruise or been in an airport
     • Been around anyone who has COVID-19
     • Been to an event where more than 250 people were in attendance
DO NOT show up to volunteer for any activity without confirming that there is a need for the activity, that it will be conducted, and that volunteer support is needed and expected.
BEFORE arriving for a volunteer shift, call ahead to the service agency and ask if any additional safety precautions should be taken before, during and after the shift.
ALLOW extra time for additional screening from volunteer organizations or agencies to make sure you are cleared to volunteer for the task.
EXPECT that shifts or opportunities may be cancelled; especially volunteer opportunities working with the vulnerable populations. Please be gracious and understanding.
DO practice universal infection control precautions. Clean and wash your hands before, during, and after volunteering.
DO clean any used spaces thoroughly before and after, including tabletop surfaces and doorknobs/handles.
DO use proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if needed for the task.
DO maintain 6-10 foot separation from others while conducting the task.
ASK about any risk that may be associated with the task and DO NOT take part if you are uncomfortable with the level of risk.

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