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 Mission: Helping older adults stay independent and age with dignity by providing a volunteer network of services and support!
Douglas County's older adult population is among the fastest growing in the nation. Recent demographic projections illustrate that by the year 2030, one in four residents will be 60 or older. Neighbor Network has evolved over the past years in response to the mounting needs of our older adult population.
Neighbor Network provides a safety net for members, allowing older adults to remain active in the community while living independent in their homes. New members enter the program by completing an application and participating in a personal interview. At that time, specific needs are evaluated so that the Neighbor Network team can then assist with resources. Whether matching a volunteer for weekly companionship visits or help around the house; providing transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping or for other errands, Neighbor Network volunteers are eager to offer their hearts and their time. Along with our team of volunteers and partners from many local agencies, Neighbor Network strives to create an inclusive community so that members maintain maximum independence.