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.
Matthew likes to play video games, watch movies and draw. Some of his favorite shows include wrestling and The Three Stooges. He also enjoys going to high school and college wrestling competitions. Matthew would like a community friend volunteer to help him build his confidence and increase his independence.
We all want to belong yet people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have less opportunities for social interaction and can feel more isolated. Bridge the gap and help people with I/DD find a place in their community.
Volunteers are matched with a person with I/DD and attend outings based on common interests- - like fishing! Groups keep the cost to $10-$15 per outing. Providing a ride for the person you are matched with is one more way you can be of service.
When: Three to four hours once a month for a one year commitment. Many of our volunteers have enjoyed the friendships they’ve made and have continued volunteering long beyond that first year.