Make A Difference Delaware County

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Make A Difference Delaware County provides an opportunity for people of all ages to take part in the county’s largest single-day of volunteering. No matter who you are or your abilities, everyone has the power to do something that improves the life of another.

Delaware County’s inter-generational Make A Difference Delaware County event is open to everyone.  It is the perfect occasion for individuals, families, and small groups of all ages to volunteer to help an older adult with outdoor chores. 

Connections is planning for this year’s event to be a socially distanced and safe event. There will be no large group gatherings. One volunteer from each group will pick up a volunteer packet during the week prior to the event in either Delaware City or Sunbury. 

Volunteers will go directly to their assigned older adult’s home at 9:00 am to to do outdoor chores. Older adults will be asked to remain inside their homes.

At noon volunteers will return to a central location to drive through and drop off the paperwork. We hope to have a box lunch available. 

Volunteer groups of 10 or less will be assigned to one older adult’s property. Some older adults have very small properties or small job requests. These will be grouped and assigned to one small group.

All volunteers are requested to bring their own tools and gloves. Volunteers should also bring their own drinks and/or snacks if needed. For volunteers that do not have tools, we have a limited supply of rakes that can be loaned out. All tools will be sanitized before being loaned and upon return.

Volunteers are asked to take preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illness, such as COVID-19. This includes such things as:

  • Cleaning your hands often.
  • Staying home if you are sick, have a fever, or experiencing symptoms.
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting any borrowed tools.
  • Using a face covering – especially if speaking with the older adult regarding the chores.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet apart while volunteering.

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