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.
Volunteer for Street Engagement Team: Engage at-risk young people on the streets, parks, spiritual meeting places, and common areas in the community. Refer community resources to young people from our pool of resources that may lead them to greater opportunities. Connect to the greater community in an effort to bring more people around to the S.E.T.'s point of view. Mentor young people in areas such as school, personal matters and in some cases spiritual growth.
Attend monthly planning sessions for Violence Prevention Consortium (VPC). Develop and initiate community service initiatives designed to reduce violence in the community.