There are a number of volunteer opportunities available throughout the campus. The caring help of individuals willing to volunteer their time and talents to assist our staff and residents is greatly appreciated.
Time Commitment: One hour intervals during daylight hours. May be done independently or in groups of two or three. Duties will include identifying residents who might want to go for a walk around the campus; assisting a resident with a coat or hat if needed; walking with a resident, or pushing them in a wheelchair around the campus for a leisurely stroll; conversing with residents and returning them to their room.
Out of Facility Companion
Time Commitment: Schedule varies, mostly day time hours and scheduled according to resident outings. Duties would include accompanying residents on scheduled trips out of our facility such as Christmas Shopping, Circus, etc. The volunteer would have to be able to push a resident in a wheelchair, and provide socialization and reassurance.
Friendly Visitor Volunteer
Time Commitment: Approximately one hour intervals in the day or early evening hours. Volunteers would provide one-to-one companionship with elders by reading newspapers, magazines and books to them, playing cards or board games, listening to music, etc.
Time Commitment: One hour in mid-morning or mid-afternoons. Volunteers assist elders who need help in seeing their Bingo cards or learning to play the games, passing out prizes, etc.
Time Commitment: One hour intervals. Duties include identifying elders who would like help in writing a letter, write the letter and assist the elder in getting a stamp, putting it in the mailbox, etc.
We are always in need of volunteers willing to share their musical talents. Performances can be scheduled at your convenience.
Special Event Volunteer
Time Commitment: Approximately two hours generally in the mid-afternoon or early evening. We hold many special events for the residents on holidays such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, etc. Duties would include assisting residents to and from the event, setting up and clearing, serving refreshments, etc.
To inquire about the positions listed above, please contact Shelly Hoovestal, Director of Special Services at 655-5638, or fill out the Contact Form online.