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.
We believe that play is a human right that all children deserve, regardless of housing status. Our trained and screened volunteers provide activities and fun for children at an emergency shelter for those who are fleeing domestic violence. Volunteers assist watching children in the playroom while parents are participating in programming to progress toward the goals they established for their stay in the shelter and beyond. Optimally, we have 2-3 volunteers working with around 10-15 children from 1-10 years old. Volunteer support is primarily needed Monday-Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 PM, and we are looking for individuals who can make an ongoing commitment for at least one night a week.