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!
Milk, eggs, bread and a little lunch meat and I can barely carry any more from the bus to my front door! And, that is without the bag ripping open on the steps of the bus! No, this is not a comedy routine, this is me shopping and taking the goodies home on the bus. You really can't carry much and it is exhausting. Would you help. All I need is one trip every two weeks and a little companionship when the timing is right.
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.