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.
Our nonprofit, GoodwheelChairs.org, repairs and refurbishes donated wheelchairs and scooters to sell at a reduced, affordable price to those with little or no insurance. We're looking for someone who can repair the wheelchairs and powerchairs that are not in great shape when they are donated. This will mainly mean doing light repair work and installing batteries, though if you have the capability it could even include major overhauls. You'll be working out of our small shop and could essentially make your own hours. We can train so if you're interested but don't have experience don't pass us by. You'd be helping out those who are less mobile and providing a valued resource to Austin and our nonprofit.