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.
Volunteers are needed to come to the Agrace Inpatient Unit in Janesville to assist patients and staff. Volunteers provide companionship, give wheelchair rides, assist staff with providing care, deliver meals, and more. Volunteers can also help with activities like cooking, stocking linens, etc. if interested. Volunteers sign up for 3-hour weekly or every other week shift. Shifts are available from 8am-8pm 7-days per week. Volunteers complete an application, background check, 2-step TB test, an orientation and three 4-hour training sessions to prepare them for this important role.