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.
AseraCare Hospice regularly has patients in the Valley area who could use additional support from a trained hospice volunteer - a caring heart. Volunteers do not provide any "scary" hands-on care - they are simply companions who provide extra support in what can be a lonely time for the patient and/or family members. We provide all the training (and all background checks) free to you - and hospice volunteers often report that the training alone was valuable for their own personal lives. You make your own hours - literally. You can volunteer 1 hr a week, three hours a month, whatever fits into your unique schedule. No matter what time you can provide, you will make a difference in a critical time in their lives, and be changed for the better!