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.
A local entrepreneur who has started a cafe in town needs some support to pick up his merchandise - he can't drive because he is legally blind. If you have an hour or two per week or just once per month this is the opportunity for you - You can learn about working wth the blind or learn about running a cafe and help a neighbor at the same time. He travels very well on his own but cannot drive.
Requirements to be a great volunteer include:
a desire to help others;
a pleasant demeanor;
a good reading/speaking voice;
average reading skills;
organizational or planning abilities;
a good driving record;
a clear criminal history;
access to a car with proof of insurance;
a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage.