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.
As a Foster Grandparent, you're a role model, a mentor, and a friend. Serving at one of thousands of local organizations--including faith-based groups, Head Start Centers, schools, and other youth facilities--you help children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring, and guide children at a critical time in their lives.
If you're 55 or older and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent! Our volunteers serve a minimum of 20 hours per week. All volunteers recieve mileage reimbursement, free lunches, training, and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty. Low-income seniors also recieve a tax-free $2.65 per hour stipend.
For more information or to sign up, please call Megan Turner at (509)965-7100 or 1(800)966-9750.