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City of Albuquerque Provides a Resource for Community Coordination During Coronavirus Response

New volunteer platform lists City and community-based opportunities

March 20, 2020

To assist our community’s response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the City of Albuquerque will be coordinating volunteers virtually through a new online platform. Many Albuquerque residents have asked how to help in addressing the concerns and needs of our community. In addition to providing a resource to those looking to help, One Albuquerque Volunteers is also a place for organizations to post their volunteer opportunities. The City will be listing opportunities as they become available at https://cabq.galaxydigital.com.

“During this challenging time for our community, there are countless people stepping up and asking how they can help,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “This is the One Albuquerque spirit; we are strong and resilient, and we can all pitch in to alleviate the impacts on those most in need. Even with social distancing in place, there are many ways to ‘be there’ for each other.”

The City encourages all those interested in volunteering to follow the latest social distancing recommendations from the New Mexico Department of Health. For information on City of Albuquerque services, programming and facilities, or for Coronavirus FAQs in multiple languages, visit www.cabq.gov.

Mayor Keller will also be virtually convening the City’s Volunteers Advisory Board to help coordinate efforts and City-related foundations will be distributing money to critical programs. The City also released a list of ways to help the community at https://www.cabq.gov/mayor/news/mayor-keller-announces-ways-for-community-to-help-during-coronavirus-response.

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Emergencies challenge the delivery and management of emergency public information, warning and emergency protective action notifications. The Albuquerque Joint Information Center (JIC) functions as a coordinated Albuquerque Metro Area public information system that will gather and analyze data related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New Mexico and serve as a source of accurate and comprehensive information.