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.
Family Advocate Volunteers play a vital role in supporting families whose children are survivors of physical and sexual abuse. This particular time is very sensitive for families who are struggling to make sense of what is occurring. Therefore, we are calling on volunteers to provide their knowledge and expertise to support/navigate families through this challenging times.
Volunteers can assist in various domains such as education, employment, medical but are not limited to. Volunteers will also be responsible to provide the non-offending families with case management needs such as connecting them to community resources or establishing new partnerships.