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.
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The first commercial laundromat opened in Oakland, California in 1849! If you were blind, how would you use your washer and dryer? Services for the Blind would come to you home and teach you tactile methods for finding the correct settings. Raised tactile dots in high contrast colors would be put on the machine to identify the commonly used settings!
You can learn a lot about how people who are blind do things differently by becoming a volunteer. It's easy. If you can shop, drive, read, sort mail or be a good friend, this is just perfect for you!
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.