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.
Alleviate the isolation experienced by an elderly individual who can no longer drive or who does not have the family/friends to visit with them. Spend some time talking, playing games, engaging the individual mentally and participating in any activity you are comfortable with.
If you cannot drive yourself, or have reliable transportation, you can become a friendly caller from your home! This is a flexible check in call, that can really make a difference in someone's day.
Volunteers are asked to spend at least an hour a week friendly visiting (or calling) with these participants.