Nonprofit Agency & Organization needs
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LAST UPDATED 6/29/2020
- USB thumb drives! Any size but the bigger the better!
- Donated laptops to fix up and pass out to local students who have a technology need for 'online-schooling'. Green Star Volunteers will wipe the hard drive and make necessary repairs.
Please drop laptops off in their new laptop donation dropbox at our 1101 Well St. warehouse location.
Green Star needs your help with processing the recyclables collected by the Borough at the Central Recycling Facility. Volunteers help us with some of these tasks:
- Cutting cords off devices and sorting them
- Unloading electronics from the borough’s shipments
- Sorting and packaging electronics to prepare them for shipment
- Dismantling and destroying computer hard drives
- Sorting and preparing batteries for shipment
- Testing and fixing computers and parts for resale
During COVID-19, we are scheduling volunteer shifts from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday by appointment. Please call (907) 452-4152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to come by and help. Training is provided onsite. All volunteer shifts are conducted at our 1101 Well St. warehouse. Our front door is now the garage door entrance accessed through the gated chain-link fence on the right side of the ACS warehouse we share.
All new volunteers will be asked to sign a waiver and release of liability. Volunteers between the ages of 12-17 must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver. Volunteers under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while volunteering.
Until futher notice, all volunteers must adhere to the following COVID-19 specific requirements:
- All volunteers must call (907) 452-4152 to speak with a staff member prior to their trip to Green Star to confirm their shift.
- Saturday Volunteer Workdays are canceled until we can determine that it is safe for volunteers and staff. Limited volunteer opportunities during the week are available.
- All volunteers must wear masks to enter our warehouse. They will be checked at the door and prevented from entry unless they are wearing one.
- There should be no more than 20 people at a time in the warehouse, and no more than one person per household unless volunteering as a family.
- A physical distance of at least six feet is maintained between non-household individuals in the warehouse.
- We will be directing traffic through our garage door entrance accessed through the gated chain-link fence. Our main door is shared with our ACS neighbors, and we want to reduce risk to their employees.
- Volunteers are still encouraged to take projects home if possible to limit their time in the warehouse.
- Any persons with symptoms consistent to COVID-19 may not enter our warehouse.
FAIRBANKS RESCUE MISSION
To deliver donations, the admin office is available at 723 27th Ave. M-F from 9am to 5pm.
Due to limited availability at the local food bank, the Mission can always use more:
Hamburger meat, chicken, eggs, milk, cheese, butter, pancake mix, syrup, oatmeal, cold cereal, onions, carrots, flour, cornmeal, sugar, potatoes, powdered milk, salad dressings, cheese (sliced and grated), tomato sauce, canned crushed tomatoes, teaspoons, forks, and lunch meats. Also remember the Mission serves on average 150 people per meal, so bulk items are appreciated.
Coats, gloves and hats, snow pants, base layers, winter boots, bras and underwear (men and women), socks (new or gently used), travel size shampoo and conditioner, travel size lotion, toothbrushes and toothpaste, razors, feminine hygiene items, diapers (all children sizes).
BREADLINE/STONE SOUP CAFE
Available for donation delivery between 10AM-2PM M-F. 507 Gaffney Road.
- Any and all snacks! Examples include: tangerines, chips, homemade cookies, fruit leather
- Water bottles
- Phone chargers, all types
- Follow this link to volunteer! https://hopeww.volunteerhub.com/lp/universityofalaska-fairbanks?fbclid=IwAR2MEtUhqUwLbHxxg7ICCVE2WTLZggOZAj_sRYavTAfAwQMfj7byWkhSUi0
FAIRBANKS YOUTH ADVOCATES (THE DOOR)
Donation deliveries can be dropped off at 138 10th Ave. Preferred drop off times are from 10am to 6pm, but their front door is always open and items can be placed just inside the door. If you have other items to donate, please call: (907) 374-5678
Needed donation items:
USB and USBC phone chargers
Aloe vera gel
Kid friendly Cereal
Dish washing detergent (not for dishwashers)
Gift cards for groceries
FAIRBANKS SENIOR CENTER
- Volunteers needed for the Meals On Wheels Telephone Wellness Check Program. If interested, reach out to email@example.com or call (907) 452-1735
- Volunteers needed to deliver food. Routes take 1.5 - 2hrs to complete. Please sign up here if you're interested! https://hopeww.volunteerhub.com/lp/universityofalaska-fairbanks?fbclid=IwAR2q4OmNUsa-IaIt2q8jMS8lbQZbCNEHzsL3yx5NrfmOPnLHAxJEHMM1opw
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF ALASKA
- Continuing to process applications of volunteer adult Bigs via remote methods. Go to https://bbbsak.org to apply to be a Big (mentor for kids during a minimum of 1 year, 2-4 times a month)
THE SALVATION ARMY FAIRBANKS CORPS
Donations can be dropped off Monday - Friday at The Salvation Army at 1602 10th Ave from 10am - 4pm. Please knock on either entrance door and someone will come to help you.
- Items for bagged lunch program: bread, peanut butter, jelly, lunch meat, wrapped sliced cheese, individual bags of chips, cookies, crackers, Ziploc sandwich bags, and Ziploc snacks
Each family they serve has a different location. Business location is 1949 Gillam Way.
- Volunteers to deliver activity packets to students
- Normal federal funding diverted during COVID, so financial donations needed
FAIRBANKS COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
Visit https://www.fairbanksfoodbank.org/index.cfm/m/90/Donate/ to find the Food Bank's Amazon wishlist if you are unable to physically bring donations but still want to help!
You can also bring your donation to the Food Bank (725 26th Avenue)
Our main Food Bank facility is open 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
- Applesauce-plastic jars of unsweetened applesauce provide a quick snack, fiber and vitamin C. Applesause also keeps well on our shelves.
- Canned Beans-loaded with protein and fiber, canned beans provide an excellent, nutritious way to fill a hungry tummy. Opt for the low-sodium varieties whenever possible.
- Canned Chicken-It's simple to toss this non-perishable item into soups and casseroles or add it to a sandwich or cracker. Its versatility and high protein content make it popular at any food bank.
- Canned Fish (Tuna and Salmon)-canned fish has vitamins, omega-3 fatty acides and protein, and it makes for a quick and easy meal. We are often in most need of canned tuna and salmon.
- Canned Meat (SPAM and Ham)- grab some SPAM or canned ham and drop it into a food donation bin. It's shelf-stable, doesn't require much prep or equipment to eat, and delivers a quick hit of protein to keep individuals feeling full for longer
- Canned Vegetables-colorful, nutrient-dense and fiber-rich vegetables are always in high demand, and canned varieties last the longest on the shelves. Look for low-sodium options.
- Cooking Oils (Olive and Canola)- We rely heavily on these essential and pricier items being donated. Canola and olives oils are the best choices because of their monounsaturated fats and mild flavor.
- Crackers-perfect as a snack or as a base for canned meats, crackers are shelf-stable and portable, making them ideal for snacks and lunches. Whole grain crackers are the best bet.
- Dried Herbs and Spices-It's hard to cook a tasty meal without herbs and spices, so drop some in your cart to donate. Stick to basics, like oregano, basil, cumin, pepper, rosemary, thyme and cinnamon.
- Fruit (Canned or Dried)-fruit, whether dried, canned or in plastic cups, makes excellent snacks for kids and adults and provides some nutrition and fiber. Choose those that are packed in water or fruit juice rather than sugary syrups
- Granola Bars- we are always in need of quick and easy items that families can toss into lunches or eat on the go, and granola bars are just the thing. Look for ones with less sugar and made with oats or other whole grains.
- Instant Mashed Potatoes-instant mashed potatoes last longer and require minimal tools and ingredients to whip up. They're also a favorite of every age group, making them a popular item.
- Meals in a Box-an entire meal that's shelf-stable and in one package--dinner doesn't get easier than that, which is a plus for those without stocked kitchens. Look for pasta, rice and soup kits, especially those that are lower in sodium and higher in fiber and protein.
- Nuts-A handful of nuts provides protein and nutrients in a hurry and is perfect for snacks and lunches.
- Pasta-this is a food bank staple since it's easy to turn into a meal. Whole grain varieties offer more fiber and nutrition than white pasta.
- Peanut Butter- kids and adults like it and it's high in proteain, making peanut butter one of the most popular items at food banks. Look for varieties that are lower in sugar
- Rice-it's filling, versatile and easy to prepare and store. Skip the white stuff and donate brown rice when possible, because it provides more fiber. Quinoa is also a great item to donate.
- Shelf-stable and Powered Milk-because no fridge is required to keep this milk fresh, it's accessible for everyone. Plus, it provides much needed calcium and protein.
- Soup, Stew and Chili- these canned or packaged items acts as a warm and filling lunch or dinner and often come complete with protein (meat) and veggies. If possible, try to find reduced sodium options.
- Whole Grain Cereal-here's another popular item with all ages, since whole grain cereal makes a heathy breakfast or snack. Select varieties that are low in sugar and high in fiber.
WOOD CENTER FOOD PANTRY
Drop off donations at
101J Wood Center
1731 Chandalar Drive
Visit https://uaf.edu/ndac/events-programs/food-pantry.php for hours!
- Canned food (beans, soup, vegetables, etc.), other shelf stable food items (pasta, granola bars, oatmeal, etc.), and hygiene products (toilet paper, shampoo, soap, etc.)