The Carbondale Emergency Taskforce (CETF) is seeking volunteers and directing those who need assistance to the correct resources. AZYEP News Team’s Mountain Maes explains more about volunteering and requesting help.
The CETF, which was launched by the Town of Carbondale a week ago in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic crisis, is coordinating volunteer operations, which now includes a partnership with Valley Meals and More, an existing nonprofit that supports seniors in the community. The CETF seeks to recruit volunteers to work directly under Valley Meals and More so that operations can expand during the crisis.
Additionally, the CETF is promoting the service operated by Carbondale Rec Center staff, who are providing similar errands and care calls.
The volunteer categories needed are:
- Runners – individuals who make deliveries and other errands for the high-risk population to ensure that they have essential goods and stay safe.
- Care Callers – volunteers who place phone calls to high-risk individuals to check on their wellbeing, or just to say hello.
- Specialists – others who are able to contribute specific skills to one or more of the Task Force’s “lines of effort.”
Those who’d like to volunteer should complete the volunteer questionnaire, and community members who need assistance can fill out the assistance request form, both are available on the Carbondale Emergency Taskforce Webpage at carbondalegov.org.