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 visits with patients in their homes, in assisted living facilities, or skilled nursing facilities. Visiting with our patients is an important part of their plan of care, bringing comfort, joy, and an improved quality of life. Be a friend, capture memories, hold a hand, read a book, play a game, take a walk. Run an errand or take the patient out for some fresh air! Stay with the patient allowing the caregiver to go to the store, to an appointment or just have some time away.
Volunteers are matched to patients based on geographic location and special interests that include Veteran to Veteran program and Jewish Outreach