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.
Main StreetWaterburyHartford/East HartfordWethersfield, CT06109
A local man with legal blindness is interested in visiting his family members in Hartford and Waterbury one or two times per month but he needs transportation and arm/arm door/door assistance which makes many ride services unavailable for him. If you have a few hours per week and the strong desire to help a neighbor and make a new friend, this is a great opportunity to start being a volunteer to the blind.
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.