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.
Ashby Village is a community-based network of seniors living in the greater Berkeley area united by a desire to remain in their own homes as they get older. They are aware of the fact that they may increasingly need assistance and support.
Although there are opportunities for other kinds of help, one of the greatest needs is for drives to medical appointments or grocery shopping.
The amount of time spent volunteering could be small, but the gratitude and satisfaction is large.
Volunteer screening includes: Application, references, background check, interview, and orientation/training.