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.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northeast Alabama needs more mentors. You can choose from mentoring children for about one hour a week while the child is in school, or mentoring a child in their own community for about 5 hours a month. Mentoring a child in school means helping them with classwork (reading, math, science, etc.) and mentoring a child in their own neighborhood can be anything from talking, playing games, coaching them in sports, visiting area attractions, or just hanging out.
These children need a positive role model in their lives, and even a little bit of time goes a long way.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters can also use help in the office with paperwork or receptionist duties.