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.
Friendly Visitor is a program administered by EveryMind. We match each volunteer with an older adult client within Montgomery County community who is home-bound due to their age or other impairments. Many of these individuals have lived rich and interesting lives and have contributed much to the fabric of society. They would like to have conversations and make a new friend. These matches are made based on mutual interests and geographic location. The volunteer is expected to visit their client once a week for about an hour. Volunteers must be over 21 years old.
The goal of our program is to alleviate our clients’ feelings of loneliness and isolation and to help them remain connected to the community.
Interested in becoming a friend to someone? Please contact us today to sign up for orientation, volunteer@Every-Mind.org