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.
Be a friend to someone who needs one! Respite & Companion volunteers are matched with an isolated older adult (who either lives alone or with a caregiver) whom they visit once a week for two hours. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and pass a criminal background check and are asked to make a six-month commitment to the program. Volunteers report their monthly hours and attend a 1.5 hour annual training.
To see the program in action, check out this short video: https://youtu.be/IwMmUkiAhu4
New volunteer trainings are held regularly. Apply at bouldercountyvolunteers.org, or for more information, call 720-864-6526 or email infoRespite@bouldercounty.org