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.
Interested in volunteering to support families with babies?
Parenting Village is expanding Nurture, our free home-based peer support program, and we are seeking interested individuals who are passionate about sharing support and connection to families with babies. Volunteer as little or as much as you want during days and times that work best for you!
Support can come in a variety of ways. Nurture volunteers may: -hold a newborn so caregivers may rest, recover, or even shower -offer compassionate listening, understanding, and peer support -attend to needs of older siblings -help with basic household tasks -assist with diapering, feeding, and soothing baby -offer connections to existing community resources
Volunteers have an opportunity to receive a stipend to support travel and child care costs.
Please find both the volunteer and family applications on our website at: www.parentingvillage.org/programs/nurture/