Caring individuals can volunteer their time and talents to
assist our staff and residents. Below are positions which
includes Activities, Volunteers, and Senior Day Services.
Senior Day Services Volunteer Assistant
We have a Senior Day Program where elders from the community
come to St. John's to spend the day (8:00-4:30 Monday-Friday)
while family is working, needs a respite break, etc. The program
is staffed with a full-time activity coordinator. We utilize
volunteers on a daily basis - they assist the coordinator in
visiting with the clients, transporting those in wheelchairs to
various activities, serving snacks and lunch, etc. This is a
close-knit group of people and an excellent volunteer
opportunity. Volunteers can work a variety of shifts - half or
whole day, lunch periods, etc. We have a general orientation
which includes an overview of the organization, policies and
benefits of volunteering at St. John's. Further training and
support for this position comes from the activity coordinator.
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 unit/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,
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
We are always in need of volunteers willing to share their
musical talents. Performances can be scheduled at your
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, Special Service Coordinator at 655-5638, or
fill out the Contact Form online.
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