What should I know about volunteering with Saws and Slaws during COVID-19?

Covid-19 precautions are essential to protect each other. Masks are Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Safety first, wear a mask and practice social distancing. Bring work gloves and a cloth mask (can be a bandana or scarf) which covers your nose and mouth.

Don’t come if you are sick: If you have any symptoms (fever, dry cough, sore throat, shortness of breath) or have not been fever-free without medication for 72 hours, do not come. If you have been exposed to someone with symptoms within the past 14 days, do not come.

Let us know if you can’t come: Since group sizes are strictly limited this year, every person counts! If you don’t show up, that has a negative impact on our ability to accomplish our work. Please email with as much notice as possible so we can try to re-fill your spot!

Vulnerable populations & seniors: If you are in an at-risk group or age 65+, you are encouraged to stay home unless necessary. Also if you live with or are in close contact with vulnerable individuals, we ask that you reconsider participating in Saws and Slaws activities at this time.

Volunteers will be asked to perform a self-health check upon arrival to all events.

Bring your own food and water. We have suspended the after event potluck until further notice.

WHAT TO BRING for Day Projects with Saws and Slaws

Use this checklist to pack for your upcoming volunteer event. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Saws and Slaws will not be potlucking to reduce the risk of spread within the community. Please ensure that you pack appropriately prepared for a great day outside. Contact us at if you have any questions.

Personal Face covering
Hiking boots or sturdy close toed shoes
Long work pants and shirt
1-2 liters of drinking water
Sunglasses (or eye protection)
Sun hat (or helmet)
Work gloves
Layers and rain gear
Small backpack to carry it all
Personal first aid kit and medications (if applicable)

Other Protective Gear
Chaps (if applicable)
Ear Protection
Eye Protection