I Want to Help

Updated August 13, 2020 

There are several ways you can still help support your local community even under the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. Beyond individual offers of help to your family and neighbors, you can also support local and regional efforts.  

I want to volunteer

United Way of King County is coordinating volunteers who want to help.

Burien Call Chain Program

The new Burien Call Chain program is an opportunity for you to help reach out to community members in need of conversation and compassion.

As many of our neighbors are isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic, Burien Call Chain volunteers can lessen the feelings of isolation through weekly conversation, as well as provide support and information when services may be needed.

Training will be provided.

Contact [email protected] or call (206) 988-3700 to learn more.

Where can I donate? 

  • Organizations: The King County Regional Donations Connector is coordinating donations, connecting supplies and other resources to needs.
  • Individuals: Consider donating if you are able to your favorite nonprofit. Many organizations are struggling financially now and had to alter their spring fundraising plans. 

Can I donate blood?

Everyone can be a first responder when it comes to the blood supply. This massive public health crisis will likely go on for months, and continued shocks to the blood supply are expected. Please consider donating blood regularly. Blood donation is considered an essential and encouraged activity under the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. Learn more about how to donate blood at Bloodworks Northwest

How can I support local food banks?

You can donate directly to our local food banks, or you can donate to the WA Food Fund, a relief fund that supports food banks and pantries across the state so they can maintain their food supply. 

More information

  • King County Council's Project CARE: King County’s COVID-19 Action and Response Enlistment (Project CARE) strategy is an attempt to identify options for service, donation, and other types of support and to promote giving and volunteerism in a manner that doesn’t further spread COVID-19 or interfere with existing public health efforts.