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.
Our Mission is to Improve and Influence the Experience of Aging in Our Community
Peer Leaders are needed to facilitate health workshops for adults with chronic conditions (such as arthritis, heart disease, cancer, hypertension, stroke, diabetes etc). Leaders receive extensive training which enables them to conduct these interactive and engaging workshop sessions. These workshops meet once a week for a 6-week cycle and there are two Leaders assigned to each workshop, so you are always with another person. A medical background is not needed, in fact the best Peer Leaders are adults who also have a chronic condition and are motivated to learn how to manage their condition so they can have the life they want, and then to share these techniques with others.