I’m really happy to be involved in the work to bring students and staff back to campus safely. Through my case investigation and contact tracing work I have had firsthand experience in public health. I’ve learned the importance of adapting and communicating in this dynamic climate.
– Nora Cleary, MPH candidate
You can donate money, time, supplies, or blood as part of the State of Colorado's Help Colorado Now effort. Through this initiative, the state aims to help our at-risk neighbors get through this crisis.
If you want to volunteer to help with the COVID-19 response at CDPHE, there is a program called the Colorado Volunteer Mobilizer (CVM). CDPHE asks volunteers to register and submit two training certificates—for the FEMA ICS 100c and ICS 700b trainings. Then, a background check is run. Participants will need to create a FEMA student ID number to complete the trainings.
There may be opportunities to volunteer with Jefferson County Public Health during this time. Individuals interested in volunteering to help with the COVID-19 response in Jefferson County should send an email to: HealthEPR@co.jefferson.co.us.
The CU Anschutz Student Food Pantry is located with University Police in building 407 near the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Food Pantry Champions can register to fill one tote bag each month with the requested monthly items printed right on the side of the bag. Sign up as an individual, group or team to fill a bag. Donations can be made at any time either to University Police or to Campus Student Services on the 3rd floor of Education 2 North.
You can help support CU Anschutz students in need by participating in the King Soopers Community Rewards program, giving to the CU Anschutz Share Fund, or supporting the CU Anschutz Food Pantry.
Many food banks, medical supply organizations, homeless shelters, and other nonprofits are currently in need of healthy volunteers to support those who are struggling. Here are some organizations that may be in need of additional volunteer support, financial resources, or supplies at this time.