Ways You Can Help!

Online Portal for Personal Protective Equipment & Volunteers to support COVID-19 Outbreak

On Sunday, March 29, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration announced an online portal where individuals and companies can easily donate or sell personal protective equipment (PPE) and volunteer to support the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts. This effort will ensure that front line responders get the protective equipment they need and will match health and medical volunteers with our communities and health care providers based on skill sets and need. 

  1. Volunteer Opportunities
  2. Donations Needed
  • Shelter Volunteers Needed ASAP

    • A 70-cot shelter is ready for occupancy at the Northampton High School. Volunteers are needed for 8-hour shifts with 3 volunteers per shift. Each volunteer is asked to work 2 weeks. A nurse and security are already in place. Contact:

      Assistant Fire Rescue Chief Andy Pelis, Northampton Fire Department, 413-695-9429, apelis@northamptonma.gov.

  • United Way of Hampshire County

  • Hampshire County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) RecruitmentImage of Hampshire County Medical Reserve Corp Logo

    • Volunteers are always needed!  The Hampshire County MRC is a national volunteer program dedicated to building strong, healthy and prepared communities. We have more than 800 trained volunteers with medical and non-medical experience. They help us strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities and build community resiliency. Our registered volunteers have completed a background check and their credentials have been verified so they are able to help our communities in a time of need without delay.
      • At this time, the MRC may be needed for the following roles:
        • Preparing Food
        • Delivering Food
        • Staffing a Call Center/Phone Triage
        • Transportation
        • Shelter Management

Register today to be a volunteer responder by either visiting www.maresponds.org or clicking on the image link below.  Image of MA responds

  • When it asks you to select a unit, you’ll find the Hampshire County MRC listed under "Region 1"
  • You will also need to complete a background check (CORI/SORI) forms before you can volunteer as an MRC member.
  • Mail CORI to: Loren Davine, PO Box 241, Easthampton, MA 01027
  • Background checks will be expedited.