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.
School Program Assistants are trained to work with elementary through middle school students by offering special demonstrations and short lessons. All assistants are fitted with a costume (on loan). Assistants help during Community Days and during school field trips to the Historic Ephrata Cloister. Background checks are required. Training opportunities are offered. School program assistants volunteer on an as-needed basis when field trips and school programs are offered. Flexibility, patience, a passion for local history, and comfort working with children of diverse ages are required.