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.
SafeChoice provides support services and shelter to women, children and men who are victims of domestic violence. SafeChoice offers a 24-hour domestic violence hotline, advocacy-based counseling, legal advocacy, shelter, information and referral, and a variety of support groups and classes. Volunteer advocates at the Community Office assist with hotline advocacy and co-facilitate support groups and classes.
The shelter provides a safe, supportive environment for women, men and children in crisis. While at the shelter, adults have access to information and referrals to community resources, advocacy based counseling, legal advocacy, and support groups. Volunteers may answer the hotline, provide advocacy to shelter residents, and assist with donations or clerical work around the office.
Volunteers with diverse language skills, cultural backgrounds and racial identity are greatly needed.