January 15, 2021
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Multnomah County’s many community volunteers have continued to serve. In a time when most of us are feeling isolated and disconnected, the commitment and solidarity of County volunteers have been heartening and hopeful. As County staff continue to innovate and find new ways to provide services to residents, volunteerism is a crucial component in what we do.
In March, a public call for donations and volunteers was made to support the work of the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). By harnessing public enthusiasm to help out, the EOC was able to gather much needed personal protective equipment and — along with County employees — provide staff for physical distancing shelters and vital emergency response roles.
The EOC Volunteer Program continues to connect community volunteers to safe roles within…