State of VT Asks for HELP: Volunteer to Help Support Vermonters

Thank you for answering Governor Scott’s call for volunteers and being willing to help other Vermonters in this time of need. The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly developing, so we are calling on Vermonters to sign up, let us know what skills they can offer, and be ready to serve if needed.

If we need you and your skills, we will be in touch. Our hope is to develop a large pool of people willing to help should any rapidly developing situation require



We are following the guidelines as mandated by Governor Phil Scott. While many people are able to shelter at home and focus on their families, we know there are folks scared and beyond worried about the cancer they are in the midst of treating.

Here is a list of common questions from the American Cancer Society. This page is updated daily, so please check it regularly for recent information. Also, please read this information from AARP.

Cancer patients are among those at high risk of serious illness from an infection because their immune systems are often weakened by cancer and its treatments. Most people who were treated for cancer in the past (especially if it was years ago) are likely to have normal immune function, but each person is different. It’s important that all cancer patients and survivors, whether currently in treatment or not, talk with a doctor who understands their situation and medical history. 

It’s also important that both patients and their caregivers take precautions to lower their risk of getting COVID-19. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has specific recommendations for people at risk for serious illness from COVID-19 infection.


The global pandemic of the coronavirus disease, called COVID-19, is having a serious impact on many people, including cancer patients, their families, and caregivers. As some states have begun to relax or lift stay-at-home orders and are allowing certain businesses to open again, health officials continue to stress the importance of staying home and social distancing (keeping at least 6 feet away from others), as well as wearing a face covering if you go out in public. 


  • UVM Health Network Updates
  • Working Bridges’ resource guide to community services;
  • Mental Health America offers this toolkit and additional support here
  • Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) updates on COVID-19 and workplaces here
  • American College of Sports Medicine resources for staying physically active at home here
  • Action for Kids resources to support children’s well-being here
  • Hunger Free Vermont offers resources to help you and your neighbors here.
  • Let’s Grow Kids developed this web form to connect essential workers’ families with childcare. Families can also call 2-1-1 ext. 6 or 1-877-705-9008. The list of essential positions is here.


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The dedication of our volunteers is an integral part of Healing Winds’ success. We welcome individuals who have a passion for giving back