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.
Each year, Waypoint serves over 2,600 victims/survivors of domestic violence with support and advocacy. Waypoint is in need of volunteer victim advocates to assist with answering the 24/7 Resource & Support Line, supporting victims in criminal and civil court proceedings, and providing emergency advocacy at area hospitals for victims of domestic violence. Additional support options are available, depending on interest and skill level. Volunteers are required to attend a free, 32-hour training that will be provided by Waypoint (20 online and 12 hours in-person). Attendance at all sessions is required prior to volunteering. Quarterly training dates are offered.