How Can I Help?

How to Help
Get Help. Give Help.

The best way you can help right now is:

  • Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities
  • If you or a family member feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact the Health Department and your medical provider.
  • Even if you are young and healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical you do your part to slow the spread of the Coronavirus and "flatten the curve."
  • Wash your hands. Do not touch your face. Practice good hygiene. Social Distance.



Wayland residents are active, engaged members of the community and are frequently called upon to enhance Town projects and services.  Due to the highly contagious aspect of this particular public health crisis, however, the Town is minimizing exposure to volunteers and residents by having only a small number of staff carry out duties.

To add your name to the volunteer list, please email the Town at 
The Town has established a list of those who would like to volunteer in some way. We will be in touch to get additional information about skills that may be needed in the future. At this time, because of the stay in place order and CDC guidelines, most of the volunteer opportunities will be used to make friendly phone calls to neighbors. All volunteers will be vetted prior to assignment.

  • State Volunteer opportunities for health professionals: Please click here. 
  • MA Responds, the online registration system for public health, health care, and emergency response volunteers

    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    Health care providers of all kinds, throughout our region, are in desperate need of testing and medical equipment including N-95 masks, gloves, gowns, ventilators, and other needed personal protective equipment that can be used by front line medical staff and care providers. The Commonwealth has announced an online portal where individuals and companies can easily donate or sell personal protective equipment (PPE) to support efforts to address the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts.  

    By visiting the COVID-19 PPE Procurement and Donation website, businesses and organizations can offer for purchase or donation critically needed personal protective equipment, including: N95/N99 masks (respirators), surgical/procedure masks, facemasks with integrated shields, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPR), goggles, gloves, protective suits/gowns, booties/shoe covers, headcovers, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes. The portal can be accessed online at this link.

    The program also provides an entry point for local manufacturers to get more information on adapting their businesses to produce more equipment here in Massachusetts.