COVID-19/ Coronavirus South King County & Eastside Mutual Aid "Offer Support" / Volunteer Form
Neighbors helping Neighbors. Mutual aid support for survivors, sick & disabled, immunocompromised, undocumented, black, queer, indigenous, and or people of color in South King County and Eastside.
Take the next 5 minutes to fill out this form! Once you do, we will be able to contact you via email and connect you with neighbors that you can shop and deliver groceries to. You do not need to pay for these items as we will reimburse you. If you cannot safely & comfortable shop in person, you will be able to sent cash support to other community members who can.
We are a collective of people from neighborhoods and communities within the region of South King County & the Eastside building community care and power. We formed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide support to those impacted by the pandemic. We share resources, support survivors in safety planning, and work to provide basic needs to folks, which include groceries, help paying bills, and forming fundraisers for those who need it.
**We center our work in abolition, that those most harmed by systems of power must be centered in creating new ways of caring for each other, and that our liberation AND our wellbeing are interconnected.**
"Mutual aid is “cooperation for the sake of the common good.” It’s getting people to come together to meet each other’s needs, recognizing that as humans, our survival is dependent on one another." - Mariame Kaba
If you have the ability to support us financially, please join our Patreon:
For 1-time cash support, please send to any of these platforms:
To offer specific items to community members, join our FB group:
COVID-19/ Coronavirus South King County & Eastside Mutual Aid "Request Support" Form:
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Full Name (If you are not comfortable listing your full name, add your First name + Initial/ few letters of your Last name. This will help us find you on our spreadsheet when you sign-up to deliver groceries).
What is the best way to contact you?
Which city/neighborhood do you live in?
Please select the cities where you are available to check-in with folks remotely and/ or able to offer/ deliver groceries and supplies.
Do you have access to a car or transportation? If so, would you be able to deliver groceries/ supplies?
Yes, I have access to a car and will be able to deliver
Yes, I have access to a car but will not be able to deliver
If you do not have access to a vehicle, how far are you willing to walk from bus lines? Carrying how much weight? Feel free to include notes like "I use a bike" or "I want to buddy up with someone who has a car."
Do you have any accessibility needs you want to share, or need anything else to feel safe providing deliveries?
A buddy to do delivers with
Help acquiring hand sanitizer/wipes
Would you like to help pay for the groceries / supplies?
No. I will need money ahead of time in order to buy the groceries.
No. I have the money to make the initial purchase, but I will need reimbursement.
Yes. I have the money to make the initial purchase & can donate some, but I may need reimbursement eventually.
Yes. I will donate any groceries I pick up.
Is there anything you are uncomfortable picking up? *There is absolutely no judgement - we are all here to support each other!
Do you have additional supplies (nonperisable food, canned food, sanitary items, etc) that you would be willing to donate to others?
Generally, when are you available?
How many hours per week can you volunteer?
What languages do you speak? If you are comfortable translating, please list that too.
What additional support skills would you be able to offer (researching resources, collecting supplies, emotional support, social media, volunteer coordination, coordinating requests for support). Please be specific regarding the skills you would be able to offer.
If you answered "coordinating requests for support" (contacting community members regarding their request for support and coordinating that) in the above question, please answer the question below. If not, go to the next question.
For coordinating requests, we are looking for volunteers who can: 1) commit at least 6 hours per week for the first few weeks and then 2 hours or more after for at least three months, 2) must have an understanding of transformative justice, abolition, emotional first aid, solidarity support, or take these necessary training that we share with you in the first couple of weeks of volunteering, 3) attend weekly meetings and be committed to continued learning and struggle. Please check on the boxes that you are able to commit to.
commit at least 6 hours per week for the first few weeks and then 2 hours or more after for at least three months
Have an understanding or be willing to learn about transformative justice, abolition, solidarity support, emotional first aid, or take these necessary training within the first couple of weeks of volunteering
Attend weekly meetings and be committed to continued learning and struggle
Are there things you would like us to know? (any support or resources you would like to receive/offer, questions, comments, concerns).
Can you tell us about your social location, privileges you do or don’t have, whether you are Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC), identify as a survivor of domestic or sexual violence - anything you are comfortable sharing.
Are you interested in joining your neighborhood mutual aid pod or need assistance in setting up your own mutual aid pod to support yourself and your neighbors with current/ future needs? If so, please go this link to join our Neighborhood Mutual Aid Pods Group:
How often would you like us to check-in on you to support you in your health and wellbeing?
check-in via text once every 2-3 weeks
check-in via text once a month
check-in via phone once every 2-3 weeks
check-in via phone once a month
Would you have capacity to offer/ know of people who can offer space to store items, or have people drop off non-perishable items, or have space to set up a community hub?
We know that violence and abuse thrives in isolation, so do keep reaching out to your friends and family and creating online spaces to connect. If you or your loved ones need more resources and support, reach out to any of these organizations: API Chaya (1-877-922-4292), The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse, The Arc of King County, MCRC Seattle, CAIR Washington, National Domestic Violence Hotline King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, MAPS AMEN, National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888.
Thank you again for taking time to fill out a support form! We will contact you if and when we match you with a request. You're encouraged to organize your own support networks, too!
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