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.
Being independent is a matter of pride for many of our elderly and disabled individuals. Yet, the basic need of obtaining food can sometimes be difficult to attain. Volunteers can assist our elderly recipients by transporting them to the store, reading labels, reaching items or ensuring correct money transactions. In some instances, the volunteers may do the shopping for the individual because they are physically unable to do it themselves. The Caregiver organization is a network of volunteers that assist the elderly and temporarily/permanently disabled individuals of a six town area. The purpose of the agency is to assist them in maintaining their independence and quality of life in their home environment. By volunteering a couple of hours a week, you become an integral part in maintaining this elderly person's independence.