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.
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Bereavement Support Volunteers provide support and education for 13 months, by phone or with personal visits, to bereaved family members who have experienced the death of a loved one. Volunteers can work with a trained bereavement counselor to provide support for groups, classes and workshops, and work under the supervision of a trained children's bereavement counselor to provide grief and loss support for children and teens, ages 5 - 18. Volunteers must be empathetic and non-judgmental with respect to the beliefs and attitudes of their clients. They must have good listening skills and be able to evaluate the needs of family members.