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.
Bring your positive attitude and concern for others to those facing end of life challenges.
Brighten their day with regular visits, listen to their stories, read, play games, watch, assist with activities, assist the family. Work directly with patients and families in your own community as a committed listener providing companionship and support, translation, and/or relief for the caregiver.
You may volunteer weekdays, evenings, weekends, etc. Usually, volunteers see patients once a week or every other week. The primary need is patient companionship-simply being there to make a positive difference in the life of another.