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.
Volunteers are an important part of Midland's services and provide enrichment in the quality of life for those we serve. Volunteers fill roles in Patient-Contact, Office/Clerical, or our Adult Day.
Patient Care Volunteers -This type of volunteer opportunity requires special training in addition to our Basic Orientation. Volunteers may provide caring companionship to a client in a home, nursing facility, or the Midland Hospice House. Respite care is another volunteering opportunity that allows the caregiver/family members to take some time to meet personal needs and/or have time for self-care activities. Volunteers may also agree to assist with light housekeeping or running errands.
Vigil Volunteer - This unique opportunity for volunteers is one that requires special training in addition to Basic Volunteer Training. These volunteers agree to provide "vigil" support for our clients during their last days/hours of life. They may provide companionship and emotional spiritual support during those final minutes of the dying process.
Office/Clerical - Office volunteers are very helpful in assisting staff with clerical duties, such as copying, filing, typing, data entry, library assistance, and reception coverage. Assistance is needed in all areas at Midland.
Adult Day - Volunteers assist in projects, activities, outings, and facilitate peer socialization. Providing a chance for clients to reminisce is a wonderful gift and you may take away a story that uplifts your heart.