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.
Our program reaches out to our community in their needs.
Holy Spirit’s Dove’s Nest after school Program started in 2001 with homework help and snacks. A few years later, we got together with The Greater Berks Food Bank and started a "Kids Cafe" with free meals for all children. For many years we gave out a Food Bank sponsored "Weekender Bag" in which there was enough food for a child to get through the weekend. Well, this year 2018-2019 school year the Dove’s Nest of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church and the Olivets Boys & Girl’s Club are partnering together to make a great program even better. Our program will be open Monday through Friday 3:00 - 5:30pm throughout the school year. This year we will offer a meal, homework help, Reading help, Crafts, Snacks, play games and be a safe haven for kids. A large amount of our helpers are volunteers. All volunteers will receive forms for Clearances in which you will be given out by our staff.