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.
Engage group in activities such as conversation, book discussion, card or board games, current events and/or other activities initiated by the group
Log service hours in the volunteer binder.
A minimum volunteer commitment of three months is requested. Volunteer shifts are available seven days a week at any time. The group meeting time is flexible but should be consistent. When a volunteer is unable to come to the manor for a scheduled shift, he/she is expected to notify the Volunteer Coordinator.
The Volunteer Coordinator will supervise one-on-one visitors.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Ability to provide empathetic listening, warmth and compassion
Ability to be flexible and sensitive to the needs of residents, families, caregivers and staff
Respect diverse lifestyles, cultures, religions and values
Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with staff and fellow volunteers.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteer applicants need to complete a disclosure form for a national criminal background check as well as submit immunization documentation for Chickenpox (Varicella), Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Tdap, (Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis) TB, a yearly physical and the flu shot. Some of these requirements can be provided through Saint Elizabeth Manor.