COVID-19 Community Needs Request & Volunteer Form
EmergenSEA Corps is a small rapid response pod of young (healthy!) community members who are ready to help! We understand things can change at any time and want to assess and meet the needs and requests that come in. We are volunteer-led so please be patient with requests.
To be efficient and effective with our response, we are only able to assist the following.
-Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and surrounding Twin Cities metro area within 10 mile radius.
-Southeast Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islanders who are refugees, immigrants, displaced, and/or vulnerable communities (elderly, immunocompromised, medically fragile, and frontline medical workers).
SEAD's current resources that are provided from our team for free:
-Masks: Reusable hand sewn cloth masks
-Sanitizer: Mini spray bottles for travel only
-Saturday May Meals: Saturdays only for month of May (individually prepared meals, up to 6 meals per household)
-Essentials Transporters: Pick or drop off for essentials such as groceries, medications, etc
-Telehealth Line: General medical help via phone/video call by licensed nurse and physician assistant (currently English or Lao only)
-Care package [PENDING]: Limited digital + physical care packages in-language for Southeast Asian communities.
As a first rule of thumb, check in with your neighbors and loved ones if they already have resources to help. We try to respond within 24 hours of receiving each request and fulfill them within 2-7 days. If we don't have the resource, we will direct you to the appropriate organizations and individuals who are able to help.
This is currently a growing community-led group hosted by The SEAD Project. If you have any questions, email
or call 612-987-7313.
If you would like to contribute to the Emergensea Corps, donate here:
NOTE: Your information will not be shared with anyone. All information shared is only for the purposes of communicating with you regarding requests.
***IMPORTANT: if you are concerned about your safety, it's important you call someone you can trust. Please call 911 or call your local trusted social service agency. Go to
for more resources***)
Please complete the contact information section for either you or the person/s that you are requesting for or if you are interested in voluteering.
First and Last Name
Yours and/or the person/s with need
Yours and/or the person/s that this request is related to.
What's the best way to reach you?
Affiliation/Association (if any)
If you would like to volunteer and do not have any needs requests, please skip to the volunteer section below.
Where is the location related to this request? Please be specific (address, building type, identifiers of area displaced persons are located). NOTE: Due to the locations of our volunteers, locations related to the requests must be within 10-mile radius of Minneapolis/Saint Paul.
Does this request assist with communities who identify as Southeast Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islanders who are refugees, immigrants, displaced, and/or vulnerable communities (elderly, immunocompromised, medically fragile, and frontline medical workers).
Do you identify as part of a vulnerable community? Please check all that apply.
I am an elderly person (must be 55+ years old)
I am someone with pre-existing medical conditions that challenge my physical and mental health (diabetes, heart disease, etc)
I have a poor immune system (i.e. cancer survivor, etc.)
I am displaced (homeless, etc.)
I am a recent refugee/immigrant (Minnesota resident less than 5 years)
What are your needs at this time?
Face masks (only cloth at this time)
Hygiene & House Supplies (soap, sanitizer, toilet paper, etc)
Groceries (rice, produce, dry goods, etc)
Prepared Meals* (Saturdays in May only - Individually prepared, up to 6 meals per household)
First Aid Supplies (bandaids, thermometers, etc)
Over the Counter Medication & Vitamins (Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, fish oil, etc)
Childcare Help (via phone, digital platforms, or in person)
Cash assistance for essential needs (bills, food, etc)
Translation and interpreting help (learning how to use tech, navigating unemployment forms, etc)
Someone to talk to (via phone, digital platforms)
Activities, hobbies, DIY crafts, etc
Anything else we should know about your request? Please indicate here the quantity if your request pertains to it.
Please complete this section if you are interested in volunteering to help with our team.
Are you interested in joining our response team?
Yes, count me in by emailing me details!
No, I don't have capacity at this time.
Maybe, if time permits. Add me anyway.
What can you offer at this time (if any)?
Supply drop off
Healthcare training and education
Phone call check ins
Any talent to combat isolation and loneliness
Translation and interpreting help (please name the language/s you are fluent in)
Donating to a mutual aid fund for communities in need (please go to
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