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.
Lots of action at our events, generally focusing on Florida nature and the outdoors in general.
A variety of volunteer opportunities exist for folks who love the outdoors and want to help our non-profit complete everything from everyday tasks (such as checking the trails, staffing the visitor's center) to more elaborate tasks (creating, maintaining, and/or upgrading exhibits). We also need folks who are good with people to represent our organization at onsite and offsite events- generally one day (4-8 hrs)- to help spread the word about what we do and provide a bit of environmental education too.
Those who have an educational history who are looking for ways to help, can consider becoming a educator for our youth programs. This option requires flexibility, knowledge of pedagogy and Florida's natural resources.