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.
Do you enjoy driving? Do you have reliable transportation? Are you interested in positively impacting someone's life? If so, we need you!
Reliable transportation is a significant need for parents who are involved with CPS, and for adults who are elderly or have disabilities. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services needs your help transporting parents to parent education classes, court appointments, counseling sessions, and visits with their children. You can also take adults who are elderly or have disabilities to various appointments.
You must have a valid Texas Driver's License, be properly insured for personal liability and property damage, have a valid license plate and inspection sticker, and have seat belts in your vehicle.
All volunteers are required to complete a background check, attend orientation, and complete online trainings.
For more information, please reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator in your area. http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/volunteer/local.asp#one