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.
The Shepherd's Center of Charlotte provides programs and services for people 50 and older. Programs include Adventures in Learning and Adventure in Travel. Services offered are free medical transportation, tax assistance in conjunction with AARP and Medicare counseling through the Senior Health Insurance information Program (SHIIP). Volunteer work along with staff to process registrations, help schedule rides to medical appointments, and coordinate appointments for taxes and SHIIP. Job duties include but are not limited to, answering phones, updating registration books, putting together name tags, making copies, handling mail, entering information in the computer using MS Office, and interacting with walk-in traffic. Volunteers can sign up for as many or few shifts per month as they wish, either on a regular schedule (like every Monday morning, 2nd & 4th Thursday, etc.) or can schedule monthly as it's convenient.