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.
We need volunteers who are willing to work with cats of all ages and demeanors. Our first goal is to make our "residents' home" as clean and as fresh as possible. We therefore scoop litter boxes, clean furniture, and wash bedding and food bowls daily. We have regular volunteers who come in once a week on their day for two to four hours to clean. We also have special volunteers who help out as needed, to fill in when others are unable to come, or to work on certain projects such as making cat furniture or bedding. In addition, we need people to assist with our fund raising events and communication projects such as invitations and newsletters. We are also in the process of opening a gift shop and will need volunteers to staff that as well. And, of course, we need volunteers to love, brush and play with our kitties. We just need to know what you are willing to do to best accomodate your time and efforts. Volunteers of all ages are welcomed, but children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.