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.
Volunteers are needed to help plan KRM's fall/spring events, including our Global Gourmet during October, the Highlands Presbyterian book/bake sale, the Highlands neighborhood festival, World Refugee Day and Worldfest. Volunteers will assist with sending out invitations (Global Gourmet), supervising the children's area and helping children at the arts and crafts table (Highlands festival), setting up and cleaning up after events, manning the ticket booths, setting up silent auction items, man silent auction table (Global Gourmet), being involved in planning World Refugee Day in the summer, manning KRM's booth and answer questions about the organization (Worldfest), baking and selling single items such as cookies, cakes, brownies (Highlands book/bake sale), etc. Great for free weekends! Volunteer Impact: Many of our special events committees are staffed primarily of volunteers which takes strain off of the staff to organize all of these events and also helps the volunteers gain experience with how non-profit events usually are planned. Also, it's a great way for volunteers who might not have much past experience in other areas to become involved and help out KRM.