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.
Provide knowledge and skills to parents, youth and children to thrive as a strong family.
We offer four educational programs to strengthen families with children from prenatal to high school.
Starfish is an in-home parenting program for parents with children age prenatal through five. Starfish is an affiliate of the national, evidence-based Parents as Teachers program.
Bridging the Gap is a one-to-one mentoring program for students in elementary and middle school. Carind adults meet with their designated student once a week from 30-60 minutes for games, crafts, home work help and a positive role-model.
Transitions is a 6-week program for families with children ages 9-14. Transitions increases family communication adn equips students to strengthen their relationship with their parents and resist negative peer pressures.
Inspiring Tomorrow's Leaders Today is a leadership development program for middle school and high school students. Students participate in weekly leadership lessons as well as monthly community service projects, equipping them to become the next generation of leaders and role-models.