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.
We make good things happen. We Empower through the Arts and Education.
We believe that Values are what creates long term sustained positive change. If you don't address values like Integrity, work ethic, empathy and Diversity, the true purpose of education and artistic enlightenment is not achieved. We engage in activities that are designed to help and empower the community. We run an After School and tutoring service as well as an Arts program. We do puppet shows, plays, teach kids to draw and make ceramics and we also run programs focused on Adults, like our Free English Woman's empowerment conversation class, known as Tea Talks. Our Homework help program and tutoring services run Monday through Friday between 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Our Arts Class is every Wednesday between 4 and 5 PM. Our Woman's Tea Talks program runs every Friday between 3:30 and 5:30 PM. We also do workshops periodically on everything from how to Combat Police brutality to how to handle a police stop and how to file for a Divorce Index number/avail yourself of city/state services. We are essentially here to serve the community and all that entails.
We have worked with large groups of volunteers in the past and have worked in concert with the City Parks and Education departments on volunteering activities.