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.
Direct Support Volunteers visit with patients who reside in their homes, in assisted living facilities, in long-term care facilities, or in one of our two inpatient facilities. These volunteers provide support and companionship, sometimes reading to patients, playing board games, or simply engaging in quiet conversation. Direct Support Volunteers may also run errands or transport patients to medical appointments. Volunteers who are notaries may notarize advance directives for patients (under the supervision of hospice staff). Volunteers at our inpatient facilities may also assist by staffing the welcome desk or helping with other special projects under the supervision of a Volunteer Coordinator.
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Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Volunteer 1x a week for 3hrs for 1yr
Must RSVP and attend a 1hr Volunteer Information Session & complete a 12hr Volunteer Training class