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.
Visit a wonderful nonagenarian and spend some time singing a new version of the song we all know and love... 99 Wonderful Years on the Wall...99 Wonderful Years, Take One Down - Visit, Let Me Tell You About It!
Imagine the stories she can tell about the first phone in her town, the families that could afford tv and then color tv, cars and all the other changes... Do you remember where you were during the Kennedy assassination, the Cuban missile crisis or other real historical events in our time. I bet you she does! Just a few hours visiting per week is all it takes to make this lady and her life's history come to your life.
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.