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.
Volunteer mentors will be paired with formerly homeless individuals/families who are becoming housed, and will help them to stabilize and integrate into their communities, work towards goals, and build life skills. This program aims to provide extra support to decrease the risk of becoming homeless again. Volunteers go through a training session, and have access to support/resources as they work with clients.
Go to https://unionstationhs.org/help/volunteer/volunteer-mentor-program/ to learn how to apply and get involved.
Please help spread the word and reach out if you are interested in this unique opportunity.