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.
To provide a Family Friends Volunteer who works on a one-to-one basis with a child, who has a disability, chronic illness, or is at-risk, in their family setting.
The Family Friends Project of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles is a unique, intergenerational, non-sectarian program that matches volunteers with children who have disabilities, chronic illnesses, or are at-risk. Volunteers visit weekly with children and their families at home, proving social and emotional support, respite, mentoring, advocacy, tutoring, and a wide range of assistance. After an interview, 12-hour training, and fingerprint and reference check, volunteers are matched with a family. Matches are based on location, personal preferences, and interests. Ongoing support and supervision is provided monthly in a group setting. Opportunities are available in both Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.