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.
Service Goal: To assist the many seniors of our community by providing one-on-one, escorted transportation to their crucial medical and dental appointments. You CHOOSE which assignments you’d like, and how often you’d like to drive. Service Responsibilities: You, as a volunteer, are responsible for helping the senior passenger to the car and safely transporting them to their appointment. The volunteer driver remains with the senior throughout the process, unless other arrangements have been made by RAN. Requirements: Volunteers must have the sincere desire to help meet the needs of the elderly. You must be at least 25 years old, hold a valid Illinois driver’s license, have an acceptable driving record and carry auto liability insurance (copies of which will need to be shared with RAN). We will run criminal and driving background checks, as well as ask for 2 references. Benefits: You will be a contributing member of YOUR community, providing a much needed service. As a volunteer, you are able to set your own schedule, and will know what ride you’ll be doing a week in advance. You will be provided with an orientation and training, as well as a badge and business cards. Support: Volunteers have the direction and support of the entire organization behind them - after all, our volunteers are the heart of our program!