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.
Hospice patients and their loved ones are eager to have visitors, especially with a wagging tail, who will provide a caring presence. Our volunteers provide emotional support, write letters, read to patients and much, much more. Therapy pets sometimes connect with a patient in a way a person cannot. AseraCare Hospice offers a free volunteer training in your area for people who have a desire to share their time and kindness. After completing training, volunteers spend time each month visiting and providing companionship to terminally ill patients. If you have a pet you think would be a great therapy animal we'd love to have you!