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.
Volunteers have the opportunity to provide support for survivors on our 24 hour hotline and accompany survivors to the hospital day and night. As a hotline volunteer, you will be providing supportive and confidential crisis intervention, safety planning, and referrals to various resources to survivors. Volunteering with STAR will provide you with extensive training and educational opportunities, a supportive network of staff members and fellow volunteers, and an opportunity to help survivors heal and move past their trauma.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and be able to commit to at least two shifts a month for one year. Volunteer training includes 20 hours of online training and 20 hours of in person training. If you are interested in volunteering with the Central Louisiana branch of STAR, please apply online at http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/59Yz1e10BKa95Q and make sure to select "Alexandria."