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.
"He really does touch my heart." - 11 year old Langston Scott, talking about his Team Up Mentor Bruce Lalonde
It is amazing what a positive, supportive relationship with a caring adult can do for a child!
Team Up - Community Program - All you have to do is be a friend! You will meet weekly with your mentee to participate in everyday activities, such as playing basketball or going to the beach. The match relationship contributes to the achievement of personal, social and educational growth for the child. This program requires a commitment of a few hours a week for one year.
Face Forward Group/One-on-one Mentoring - Do you have life experiences and success stories you could share with a mentee? This is a federally funded program which matches volunteer mentors with first time juvenile offenders, ages 16 - 24. The goal is to provide consistent adult role models to help youth handle the challenges of life. Groups meet together for the first 14 weeks. One-on-one mentoring continues for the rest of the year.
Team Up Mentoring provides its members with fun events and supervision of the match pairs.