COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

Information and resources you can trust.

Jobs, Businesses & Volunteering

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RESOURCES FOR JOB SEEKERS

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Job Search

This job search resource provided by the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation is specifically geared for matching essential businesses with Ohioans who are able and willing to work as an essential employee during the COVID-19 crisis.

OhioMeansJobs

OhioMeansJobs holds virtual hiring events designed to connect job-seekers with companies looking to hire. 

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Resources about unemployment insurance and other helpful information concerning unemployment and workforce development, including a video demonstrating the process of how to apply online for unemployment benefits.

RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES

Ohio Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Database

JobsOhio provides a database listing manufacturers, distributors and potential contract manufacturers to connect companies with PPE resources.

Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Grant

Resources from the Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) regarding grant funding for those eligible to receive support for coronavirus prevention, preparation and response pertaining to law enforcement and state agencies.

JobsOhio

Provides a list of economic resources at the federal and state level for Ohio businesses navigating the changing landscape created by the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The Columbus Foundation

Provides information and an online application for the Emergency Response Fund, which assists nonprofit organizations that are responding to the spread of the coronavirus and experiencing financial challenges.

Small Business Resource Guide (COVID-19)

Provides resources for Ohio small businesses.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Neighborhood Bridges

A charitable organization that helps match families in need with volunteers and service organizations that can provide resources such as food, clothing, supplies, and more. Find a neighborhood to support here.

The City of Columbus

The City of Columbus provides a list of organizations with opportunities to help virtually, in-person, or financially.

Columbus Blessing Boxes Project

Blessing boxes are outdoor cabinets in public places that are stocked with anything that might be considered a blessing to someone who finds themselves in need. Items are anonymously donated and received. Sign-up to become a host, build a box, or make a donation.

Feed and Read Ohio

ONGOING

Feed and Read Ohio helps to fight hunger and illiteracy by delivering food and books to underserved areas of Ohio. Donations of food, children’s books, feminine hygiene products, infant and adult diapers and dog and cat food can be made by arrangement or are accepted at Community Grounds Coffee & Meeting House at 1134 Parsons Ave.

Legal Aid Society of Columbus

ONGOING

To ensure that low-income individuals can access legal help during the COVID-19 crisis, the Legal Aid Society of Columbus and Southeastern Ohio Legal Services have created a new “Virtual Clinic” model and a Virtual Unemployment Compensation Clinic to organize volunteers.

Children’s Hunger Alliance

ONGOING

Currently seeking volunteers to package meals to provide to vulnerable children during the COVID-19 crisis.

Nationwide Children's Hospital

ONGOING

Brighten a patient’s day with a personal greeting card. You can create and send a custom card here.

Franklin County and Columbus Medical Reserve Corps

ONGOING

The Franklin County and Columbus Medical Reserve Corps are seeking medical and non-medical volunteers to help vaccinate the public for the flu and the coronavirus. You can register to volunteer here.