Masks Now TN has an urgent need for Distribution Volunteers to deliver cloth masks to organizations in need of them!
This volunteer role involves driving to pick-up cloth masks from sewists and distributing them within middle Tennessee to healthcare facilities and essential businesses in need. You may also be driving to distribute donated materials to our sewists. Volunteers must provide their own transportation.
Estimated time commitment:
1 hour a day (3-5 hours a week). You will set your own schedule and distance you are able and willing to drive.
We will partner you with our volunteer sewists, but you are ultimately in control of when and where you deliver. This is a very flexible volunteer position.
This position is vital to the mask distribution process because it allows our sewists to stay home and keep sewing while you deliver the masks!
Express interest below and a representative will be in touch with next steps.
About Masks Now TN:
Masks Now TN is a part of the Masks Now Coalition and was founded when hundreds of Americans, acting individually, started to make masks together to raise our country’s viral resistance to the spread of coronavirus. They joined forces to make an umbrella organization to handle the thorny design and logistical questions involved in massively distributed mask production to make sure those in need can get face masks.
Our goal is to give each citizen the ability to take control of their community’s public health by making homemade masks for patients and essential workers in order to conserve the manufactured masks that protect our irreplaceable healthcare workers and doctors.
MasksNow is also in need of donated mask making supplies
Any Tightly Woven Cotton fabric; Quilter’s Cotton; High thread count sheets; Gros-grain or fabric ribbon - prefer ⅜ inch; General purpose thread; Wound bobbins type 15; Sewing pins or mini clips; Elastic; Cord, bias tape, or thin bungee; Cutting mat or Fabric Scissor.
Fabric is requested to be new or in very good condition, freshly washed and dried on high heat.
If you have any of these items and are able to donate, please click express interest.
· Individuals belonging to the following groups should not volunteer for in-person opportunities: ages 65 and up, those with elevated health risk or compromised immune systems, anyone who is feeling unwell (or who has been exposed to/is caring for someone who is sick or has a compromised immune system).
· Volunteers who attend projects should take recommended precautions, including maintaining distances between themselves and other people; practicing hand-washing and sanitation of spaces; wearing gloves, masks, and other protective gear; etc. As always, consult a medical professional should you begin to feel unwell at any point during or after a project.
If you decide not to attend a project, please log in to hon.org and remove yourself from the opportunity ahead of time so that another volunteer may have a chance to fill your slot. If you have any trouble with this, email email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help!
Please be aware that your project may be canceled with short notice. Projects are subject to change depending on shifting guidelines and circumstances. We appreciate your understanding.