How to Volunteer at Afya in Summer 2020

Afya has been working hard to get PPE to healthcare workers in need since the COVID-19 Crisis began in March.

This summer, we invite volunteers back to the warehouse to help us sort this vital PPE.

We have instituted many safety measures that you can learn more about here!

Please read this entire page before signing up to volunteer!

We are doing all we can to ensure the safety of all volunteers:

  • Only 15 volunteers per day will be permitted in our warehouse.
  • All volunteers must sign up beforehand; no walk-ins will be permitted.
  • Volunteer hours are Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • All volunteers will fill out a health questionnaire and have their temperatures taken at the start of each volunteer session.
  • All volunteers are required to practice social distancing while at the warehouse.
  • All volunteers will be given a mask and gloves to wear.
  • All surfaces will be regularly cleaned by Afya staff.

Watch this video to learn how we are keeping volunteers safe in the warehouse!

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You can also volunteer from home by making PPE!


Anyone can either cut the fabric for gowns from a pattern!

Or intermediate seamstresses can sew the pre-cut gowns together using a sewing machine!

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Beginner seamstresses can sew face masks by hand.

Or intermediate seamstresses can use a sewing machine.

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Face Shields

It’s very simple to make face shields from office supplies!

Or advanced 3D printer users can make face shields!

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Volunteer for 25 hours for a T-shirt!

Any volunteer who works for 25 hours or longer (including those making PPE at home) will win an Afya t-shirt! 

Learn more about how to do each of the tasks of sorting at the Afya warehouse by watching all the videos on our Youtube channel!

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