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.
Opportunity: Volunteers are needed who speak other languages (in addition to American English) and enjoy connecting with individuals in middle to late stages of dementia. See below for current list of desired languages. Spanish French Italian German Arabic Greek Turkish Duties and Responsibilities: Connect with volunteers by talking with them, reading to them, playing games, assisting with activities such as art, nail care, singing and dancing, encouraging individuals to participate in group activities, helping participants follow along in their songbooks, spending one-on-one time with participants, assisting participants with coats and hats, and assisting with any additional opportunities or needs.
Skills/Qualifications: Must be willing to help others and enjoy talking and visiting with people Must be willing to interact with people who have a memory impairment Must treat participants, staff and fellow volunteers with dignity and respect Must be dependable, patient, and have a good sense of humor Lines of Communication: You will work with IMCC Program Staff and the Volunteer Coordinator. Orientation: Volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation.
A negative TB test/screening within 30 days prior of your volunteer start date is required. Times Available: Weekdays, anytime from 9:00 AM-5:30 PM. Commitment: Volunteers are requested to commit to volunteer at least forty (40) hours within four (4) months. Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Maria Hoffman, via phone or e-mail if you are interested in applying for this volunteer opportunity.