Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Teens United work?
Need Daily Essential Delivered to your door?
We recognize the major dangers posed to some during this outbreak, and we want to help. If you or a loved one is at high risk of catching Coronavirus you are eligible to receive our service. Most commonly, this includes those individuals over the age of 55, those with underlying health conditions, and frontline workers such as Doctors, Nurses, and EMT personnel.
Teens United volunteers pick your pre-ordered and pre-paid items from a nearby store and we deliver them right to your doorstep. We also recognize the sacrifice first responders and health care works are making, so our services are also available to them.
Post your request online and one of our team members will reach out to you as quickly as possible!
Who can become a volunteer?
Teens United does aim to connect teenagers to help their communities, but anyone can join and become a Teens United volunteer.
Am I eligible for free delivery?
Teens United provides no-cost free home delivery services to:
(1) those over the age of 55 y.o.
(2) Immunocompromised individuals – those individuals who have an underlying medical condition and are at high-risk to go out
(3) Frontline Workers – those healthcare workers who are in the front line of a pandemic, including but not limited to, doctors, nurses, and EMT.
(4) Individuals diagnosed with COVID-19;
(5) Special needs individuals, such as newly parent(s) with infant(s), and other medical conditions.
Upon receipt of your request for delivery, a member of TeensUnited volunteer will contact you to verify the information you have provided and to schedule your delivery.
How much does it cost?
Teens United provides our delivery services free of charge to the elderly, seniors and special needs families. We rely on the generosity and support of our corporate and individual donors.
What areas do you currently serve?
Teens United free delivery services are now available in the Fairfax County, Arlington County, Montgomery County, and Washington, DC with plans to expand to the other major cities, states, and metro areas soon.
Who is Teens United?
Teens United is a non-profit sec. 501(c)3 organization founded by Nadia Malik and a team of high school students based in Fairfax County, VA.
Teens United mission is to engage our teen volunteers during a time of need and to provide aid to the communities affected by an epidemic, a crisis, or a natural disaster.
How can I help?
Sign up for Contact-Less Delivery
Teens United needs volunteers to help those in need in your local community- like the elderly, those with preexisting conditions, and first responders- with the delivery of essential items.
Our volunteers must be able to drive, bike, or walk to a local grocery or pharmacy store to fetch some essential items upon receipt of a delivery request. Teens United volunteers must take a pledge to practice social distancing, wearing safety gloves and masks, and use hand sanitizer. Our delivery are contact-less and pre-paid by the orderer or by Teens United from the donations.
What other types of volunteering opportunities are available?
- Tell your friends and family about Teens United
- Help us get the word out to the elderly and seniors in your community
- Help us notify first responders and medical workers
- Virtual Volunteering: blogging and social media
- Help with Fund Raising
- Donate items like extra hand sanitizer, wipes, soap, and more so we can deliver them as well
- Become an advocate. Help run educational campaigns and write to your political leaders to help spread the word.
- Help with voter registration of teens old enough to vote.
What do we mean by essential items?
Teens United defines essential items as those items that are necessary for your survival and well being. These items include but not limited to,
First Aid Kit
Food – keep it to a 1 or 2 bag full, please
Medicine – you may need to call ahead to your Pharmacy to authorize pick of your prescription by one of Teens United Volunteers
Soap, Hand Sanitizers, Wipes
Virus Killing Cleaning Supplies
Respiratory Masks and Gloves
Not on the list – Panic. It’s simply not one of our must have items during pandemic. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin