The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Women Empowerment Program supports women in their pursuit of healthy and sustainable lifestyles. The program provides a forum for issues such as family health, women’s rights, income generation, access to resources, and other challenges that women face. Volunteers will exchange ideas, assist with ongoing projects, teach basic English, help with small businesses, and provide the group with a positive role model. Support can be given in many ways other than those listed, depending on the skills of the individual volunteer, and the needs of the local community. The efforts of the volunteer make a huge positive impact to women in the most marginalized communities.