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.
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!
A local couple who can't drive but love to shout BINGO! or enjoy take out food and the sounds and smells of Captain's Cove are in need of a companion for outings when the weather permits. To be successful in this role, the perfect volunteer will be patient and kind with good listening skills. This opportunity offers lots of flexibility to pick the days of your visits, you can stay and chat over dinner or just leave after a few minutes; you can play bingo or drop/pick up if that is your choice.
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.