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.
Enjoy great satisfaction as a compassionate volunteer who enriches the lives of patients with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones. All you need is genuine desire to help patients and their families, emotional maturity, ability to offer assurance and kindness without judgment, ability to listen with sensitivity and respect, flexibility to adapt to the changes in needs and background-check clearance. Full training is provided. Those who have recently lost a loved one are asked to wait a year before becoming volunteers.
We are currently looking for someone to assist our bereavement coordinator once a week. This person would send letters and make phone calls to people in our bereavement program. He or she would work on mailings and make phone calls to anyone who might be interested in our grief support groups or our semiannual memorial service. We need someone very reliable who will come in 1-2 mornings or afternoons a week for 4 hours shifts. This would be an excellent opportunity for a ministry or social work student (or a retired minister or social worker). Our families need you!