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.
In this program, volunteers teach environmental awareness and sanitation in local schools or at an Environmental Post for two to four hours a day, Sunday through Friday. The focus of these projects can be defined by the individual volunteer based on their area of interest and expertise, and also on the needs of the village. Projects include: creating "green" clubs, planting gardens and trees, education on garbage management, starting recycling programs, creating smokeless stoves, building toilet pits, etc. Volunteers can also share their knowledge by educating youth clubs and women’s groups, and going door-to-door to teach the village about environmental issues.