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.
Do you enjoy visiting and helping disabled and/or elder adults? Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? If you said yes, then become a Volunteer Guardian!
You'll make health, welfare and/or financial decisions and advocate for adults who can no longer make decisions for themselves. Just a couple hours of your time each month will make a tremendous impact on the quality of life of an at-risk disabled or elder adult.
After thorough screening, training and matching by the program coordinator, you will be appointed the legal guardian by the court. On-going assistance is also provided to help you be successful.
You must be 21 or older. Volunteers are screened with criminal and caregiver background checks and must attend a 2-hour training before becoming a guardian. NOTE: Volunteers have no financial obligation for the ward.