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.
The mission of HOPE worldwide - Alaska Chapter is to mobilize communities to deliver sustainable, high-impact services to the poor and needy of Alaska.
HOPE worldwide's international vision is simple: "to bring hope and change the lives of the world's most poor, sick and suffering." The Alaska Chapter localizes that vision. We believe that true hope and change come through empowerment, not enablement. Some of the major human challenges in Alaska include alcohol and drug abuse, depression and suicide, and the highest school dropout rates in the nation. Our vision is to empower Alaska's youth and their families to overcome these challenges by engaging them through mentoring, providing positive role models and helping them grow as people. Essentially, we are helping them help themselves. Volunteers construct the foundation of all of our programs and services--because strong communities are built upon themselves.