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.
Hey, feel that tap on your shoulder, it's me and I need your help! That's right very few of us can turn away from a tap on the shoulder asking for help. But this is easy, really easy. Just be who you are and do what you do, but do it with a neighbor who is legally blind and can no longer drive. When you get your groceries, pick up a few things for them, when you get your prescriptions, grab theirs too! EASY! If you like to read or visit the library, take them with you, go to a concert or see a show... yes, they like those things too even if they cannot see all the action.
Requirements to be a great volunteer include:
a desire to help others;
a pleasant demeanor;
a good reading/speaking voice;
average reading skills;
organizational or planning abilities;
a good driving record;
a clear criminal history;
access to a car with proof of insurance;
a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage.