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.
The Volunteer Center of McDowell County links individuals and groups to volunteer opportunities located in McDowell County, N.C.
What we do for individuals:
Individuals interested in volunteering can call the volunteer center at 659-0826 or stop by the office between 12:30 - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, to fill out a simple volunteer form. After completing the form, volunteers may be matched on the spot to a position, or an application may be held until their skills can be matched to an organization. Once volunteers are matched to a position, they will be contacted by the center and given futher instructions on how they can help.
What we do for community groups and nonprofits:
The Volunteer center reaches out to local organizations and nonprofits to see what their volunteer needs are. Once needs are established, we post said needs on our website and social media. As well as make printed materials that are distributed throughout the community. Any volunteer responses that are received are then forwarded on to the agency in need.