The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting service delivery to these most vulnerable community members; and now, more than ever, the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) needs volunteer support and has compiled a series of creative opportunities for people to get involved while maintaining social distancing practices.
Opportunities include creating snack, hygiene or hobby kits; writing e-notes of encouragement; and becoming a virtual advocate for the youth homelessness issue.
Future volunteer opportunities will include virtual classes and other ways to virtually engage with NPHY clients. Additionally, NPHY will host “Coffee and Catch Up" calls, in which volunteers and staff can connect with each other, share updates and discuss new volunteer opportunities.
In addition to virtual volunteer opportunities, financial and supply donations are still needed. Critical in-kind donation needs include food, water, hygiene and cleaning supplies. These items also can be found on NPHY’s Amazon Wish List.
Donations can be dropped off at the NPHY Drop-In Center at 4981 Shirley Street, just south of UNLV.
To learn more about ways to help NPHY virtually and download templates and guidelines, visit nphy.org/covid19.