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.
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Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay is embarking on a journey of engaging older adults with touchscreen tablets. While residents and staff members at Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay work together to build a strong network of care and support, we rely on our dedicated volunteers to help maintain the positive and supportive atmosphere we have created. People from all paths of life can apply to be a Birdsong volunteer - from students to senior citizens.
The Birdsong Volunteer will teach older adults how to navigate through an engagement tablet using a software meant for older adults. Training will also be provided to all volunteers and they will be supervised. The volunteer will be closely working with the older adult, as well as their medical team, therapeutic recreation team, and family members. We understand that volunteers have busy schedules so the dates and times for the program are very flexible, including weekdays and weekends. Along with aiding your community, these hours can also count towards any community service needed.
Formal volunteer applications can be filled out using this link: https://goo.gl/32W4ma You can also contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions.
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