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 can help in one or all of the ways listed above. Our highest need for volunteers is driving clients to appointments.
Direct service to refugee clients to help them faciliate the city of Cleveland and all or its resources, including assistance in public transportation and taking part in community resources (library cards, free clothing stores, food banks, etc.)
Accompany refugee clients to appointments with local service providers (clinics, WIC, HEAP, Welfare, SSA).
Assist in the facilitation of existing in-house weekly holistic therapy clinics.
Streamline a procedure for completing and submitting applications for community resources: Ex: WIC, SSI, HEAP, etc...Complete referrals/applications for clients. Research community resources for clients; Reach out to local community service providers for refugee, culturallyappropriate services. Initiate projects to expand client services and community resources.