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Concerned about health related issues in your community? Volunteermatch.org just might be the answer.

Many (most??) of my postings here address problems, concerns, and challenges related to health. However, I am hopeful that while many won’t “go away”, we do have the power to alleviate many of them. One way to be part of these efforts is to volunteer.

Recently I have started to volunteer at the local Area Office on Aging. This agency is wonderfully connected to the community, including outreach efforts. The volunteers here are valued for their skills as customer service, event planning, and document/brochure creation. Mundane tasks as envelope staffing are kept to a minimum. Presently I am assisting in interviewing folks to see what programs they may be eligible for to meet their nutrition and medical needs. It can be a bit exhausting at times, but it is always rewarding.

Do you have the time and/or inclination to address health or social issues in your community? Either a weekly commitment or periodically at events?
Volunteermatch.org is a great place to start.
The advanced search allows you to limit your search by

  • Geographical area
  • Keywords and skills
  • Organization and Preferred Partners (as American Red Cross)
  • Thirty (30) Opportunity Interest Areas including Emergency/Safety, Environment, Health & Medicine, Crisis Support, Disaster & Emergency, and Homelessness/Housing
  • Age (Great For area) – Kids, Teens, 55+

April 17, 2012 - Posted by | Public Health | ,

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