Invisible Hands Seeks Student Volunteers



Invisible Hands is calling for student volunteers to help people in need.

Invisible Hands is a nonprofit organization created by three 20-somethings in New York City ā€“ Liam Elkind, Simone Policano and Healy Chait ā€“ nearly two years ago. 

Growth from a Simple Facebook Post to an Organization Supported by Thousands of Volunteers

The initiative started with a simple offer on Facebook to help neighbors, mostly elderly, pick up groceries when COVID-19 hit New York City, which has since grown into an organization powered by thousands of volunteers. 

The organization grew quickly. Within a few months, more than 10,000 volunteers had delivered over $1 million in food, medicine and other essentials throughout New York City, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey and Philadelphia. 

Invisible Hands has since expanded its services to Atlanta.

It has also partnered with food pantries, mutual aid groups and religious organizations to tackle food insecurity. By picking up the free food from food pantries and other providers and delivering it to those in need, Invisible Hands removes many of the barriers associated with food insecurity, including transportation, health and mobility challenges. 

Additionally, Invisible Hands helps homebound neighbors in need, including the elderly, immunocompromised, sick, and people with disabilities, with their individual shopping needs for groceries, prescriptions, library books, birthday cakes and other essentials.

The organization relies on donations and the power of student volunteering and organizing to provide direct service to the community for free. 

How Students Can Support Invisible Hands

Students can help out in several ways: by making deliveries to neighbors in need: by joining the dispatch team or handling calls at the call center remotely; or by contributing specific skills as in accounting, social media or art, for example.

By volunteering, students can learn about their community, make new friends and serve their neighbors.

To volunteer, sign up here. You must be at least 14 years old.

You can donate to the cause here

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Students can also follow Invisible Hands on TUN to get news, learn about new volunteer efforts and find additional ways to help your community!

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