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.
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Help a person who is legally blind to manage their paper, mail and official documents. You will be a help and you can make a new friend too!
Make July 4th a real day of Independence by becoming a volunteer to your neighbor who is blind. Just a few hours per month can make the difference to someone who needs to get groceries, shop for new shoes or can't read the sales circular. All it takes is a few hours per month, a good attitude and a sunny disposition.
Requirements to be a great volunteer include:
a desire to help others;
a pleasant demeanor;
a good reading/speaking voice;
average reading skills;
organizational or planning abilities;
a good driving record;
a clear criminal history;
access to a car with proof of insurance;
a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage.
Volunteers will be matched within three to five miles of home or work.