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.
Throughout Main Line and Greater PhiladelphiaHaverford, Bryn Mawr, Wallingford, Broomall, PA19010
Dolphin Companions (formerly Dolphins of Delaware Valley) is looking for wonderful volunteers, in Bryn Mawr and other areas, to visit forgotten residents of a local nursing home or retirement facility. We ask you to spend just one hour a week (time and day of your choosing and it can be different each week) to brighten the life of a senior confined to a very small world. They are desperately hungry for any kind of companionship. They have all lived fascinating lives and would love the chance to talk about it. Unfortunately, our culture casts these folks aside at their age and treats them as useless no matter what they did in their more active years. Please find just one hour a week to show these seniors that their life is not forgotten. This opportunity is not for "community service" or a one time or summer activity, but rather creating a friendship with an elder citizen for an ongoing relationship.