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.
Think of hearing history from someone who has lived it! Many of our elderly recipients have lived through and been exposed to many experiences in their lives. Sharing these memories or other enjoyable activities is often the highlight of their day or sometimes even their week. Volunteers can offer a couple of hours a week reading, helping write cards, or playing cards or board games. Caregivers is a non-profit organization that helps those who are elderly or disabled maintain independence and quality of life in their home environments. A volunteer's visit not only brightens the life of an elderly person, it could become a valuable experience for the visitor.