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.
CAC Office on Aging / Project LIVECAC Office on Aging / Project LIVE
The CAC Office on Aging is a public nonprofit agency. It has the major responsibility in Knoxville and Knox County of planning for services for senior citizens; assessing needs of older citizens and developing resources to meet those needs; coordinat... Read more
The CAC Office on Aging is a public nonprofit agency. It has the major responsibility in Knoxville and Knox County of planning for services for senior citizens; assessing needs of older citizens and developing resources to meet those needs; coordinating services for the elderly to minimize duplication and avoid overlap - whether provided by public, nonprofit, or for-profit organizations; providing information about services and programs to older citizens and their families and connecting them to those services, regardless of life situation, but are mandated to concentrate on those for whom aging often presents the greatest hardship: the frail, the poor, the female, the minority old.
Project LIVE (Living Independently through Volunteer Efforts) recruits volunteers to take older people to medical appoints, grocery shopping (will shop with or for someone) and other essential errands; do minor home repairs, safety modifications, yard work, etc. Insurance and mileage reimbursement available.
Volunteering for this organization for some number of years has brought many new faces into my life I otherwise would not have had the joy of knowing. Hearing about families. Growing up all over the world. Living right here in E. Tn. It's an opportunity to really meet your neighbors and help a neighbor in need. I lost a dear friend this week. She was so full of life and love. Her family and friends will always remember her vibrant love that radiated every time she saw you. Will always remember Sweet Violet. God be with you Violet and know that you too, dear are loved. May eternal rest grant unto you. Peace. -K.