Volunteering & COVID-19

We recognize not everyone is ready to volunteer outside the home again. For those that are ready though, we have implemented safety measures to minimize the risk of infection.

Volunteer Safety Agreement

Everyone is required to agree sign our agreement outlining best practice for reducing the risk. Review and agree now so you are all set when you volunteer!


  • A face covering must be worn at all times. Avoid touching your face, eyes, and mouth.
  • Social distance (six feet) when possible.
  • Regularly use hand sanitizer, liquid soap, and disinfectant sprays, which we will provide. Wipe down regularly-used surfaces.
  • No more than ten people are permitted to be in the Donation Center at once.
  • Meetings and client appointments are held virtually.
  • If you are feeling unwell, you must cancel with the Volunteer Coordinator and stay home. If you experience COVID-19 symptoms, you can return to the Donation Center once you have been symptom-free for fourteen days.
  • If you develop symptoms while at the Donation Center, you must go home immediately regardless of symptoms.
  • If someone in your household exhibits symptoms of or tests positive for COVID-19, you must continue to self-isolate for fourteen days after the household member has recovered.
  • If you travel out-of-state (excluding lower-risk states), you must wait fourteen days before returning to the Donation Center.

If you have been to New Life and are diagnosed with COVID-19, please inform Richard Purnell, Executive Director as soon as possible. 

New Life will continue to monitor WHO and CDC websites for updates and recommendations to identify possible exposure and health risks to volunteers, staff and contractors. Appropriate action will be taken, when necessary.