WILLAMALANE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM SUPPORTS COMMUNITY DURING COVID-19

Seeking volunteers to help with local community needs.

SPRINGFIELD – Willamalane’s volunteer program is shifting focus to help fill the local need for face masks and bouffant surgical scrub hats. Interested community members can volunteer with Willamalane to sew these face masks and surgical scrub hats. Donations will go first to McKenzie Willamette nurses and if possible other hospitals and independent living homes in the areas.

Willamalane Volunteer Coordinator Mavis Sanchez-Scholes said, “Volunteers remain essential to our mission, now more than ever. Our traditional in-person volunteer opportunities are all on hold, but we’ve heard from our dedicated volunteers that they would still like to participate and help the community.”

Willamalane will coordinate all donations and distribution of the masks, making it easier for volunteers to participate in this great community need.

Willamalane is seeking volunteers who can contribute skills and time to the project, from sewing masks to crocheting straps anything helps. The District is also seeking donations of fabric and elastic to support volunteers who are willing but do not have access to materials. Volunteers and donors can sign up at Willamalane.org/Volunteer. Any support is greatly appreciated at this time.

 

About Willamalane:

Willamalane Park and Recreation District maintains and operates five recreation facilities and 46 parks and natural areas totaling nearly 1,500 acres. Highlights include 10 waterfront areas, 29 miles of hiking and biking trails, 9 turf and 4 synthetic sports fields and 27 playgrounds. Willamalane offers recreation programs to people of all ages and abilities. Created by voters in 1944, Willamalane is a special tax district, separate from the city of Springfield, with its own boundaries. It is governed by a five-member, elected board of directors and managed by a district superintendent. Online information is available at willamalane.org.

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