Volunteer Opportunities

Caring for people is what we do. The vision of St. John’s United is every day for every age there is healing, meaning and purpose. Volunteers are a vital part of bringing this vision into focus. From musical entertainment to driving, individual visits to administrative help, volunteers enrich the lives of our elders in many different ways.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Form new relationships
  • Share your talents
  • Grow personally and professionally
  • Make a difference
  • Be part of the mission to create living opportunities
    within nurturing environments of hope, dignity and love

Apply to Volunteer!

Click the links below to apply and learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

Adult Application 18+

Youth Application 13+

Group Application

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There are many ways you can contribute to healing meaning and purpose. Whether you would like to volunteer regularly, with a group, or one time, there is something for everyone.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY OF THE MONTH:

SUMMER YOUTH VOLUNTEER

We offer four Summer Youth Volunteer positions: Activity and Meal Time Aids, Administrative Aid, Assistant Activity Coordinator, and Meal Time Companions. Please see application link for more information on each position.

Location: West End and Billings Heights

Time commitment: This is a 9 week program beginning June 9 through August 10. Students are expected to attend each week and may not miss more than 2 shifts. Available shifts are between 3-4 hours on Monday- Fridays

Qualifications and requirements: Students must be 13 by June 1st (absolutely no exceptions), complete the online application, and furnish one letter of reference. All students will have an interview with parent present and can indicate preference on assignments. We have 24 positions available. Assignments will be made based on suitability/availability and cannot be guaranteed. Preference will be given to returning volunteers in good standing. Students must attend orientation either on Wednesday, May 29th from 4:00 to 6:00pm or Saturday, June 8th from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

*All youth volunteers during the summer must be a part of the official Summer Youth Volunteer Program.

Contact Liz Baker at 655-5777 or volunteer@sjlm.org for more information

DRIVER

Volunteer drivers help take people where they need to go. Many of our residents have stopped driving and our volunteers help to keep people mobile, primarily bringing them to personal appointments. Drivers are also needed for activities and special events. Volunteers will need to be able to safely drive the company Honda CR-V, Toyota Sienna, or 12 passenger coach; CDL NOT required!

Location: West End, Billings Heights, and Laurel Campuses

Time commitment: Shifts available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 8- 4:30 and after hours for special events; minimum commitment of 4 hours per month

Qualifications and requirements: Background and Driving Record Check, personal driving insurance, copy of Drivers License, TB Test, Flu Shot, Local Vehicle Training

 

Main Campus on the West End

  • Care Cart Attendant at Transitional Care North
  • Dining Room Assistant
  • Driver
  • Elder Khaver – Visiting Volunteer
  • Men’s Coffee Host
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Vigil Coordinator
  • Vigil Volunteer
  • Hospitality Volunteer

Wyndstone in Billings Heights

  • Devotions Leader
  • Wii Bowling Host
  • Musical Entertainment

The Crossings in Laurel

  • Bingo Caller
  • Musical Entertainment

 

*Certain volunteer positions require a regular commitment, background check, and health screenings.

Adults

  1. Complete the online volunteer application
  2. Attend orientation
  3. Come in to meet our Volunteer Coordinator for an intake interview. We would like to get to know you and ensure we find just the right placement for you, where you can also find healing, meaning, and purpose.
  4. Once you have accepted a position, you may need to complete requirements provided by St. John’s such as: background/driving screening, TB skin test, flu shot, training classes.
  5. Meet your supervisor and get started!

Youth

  • Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult relative, teacher, or designated representative at all times after the adult has successfully completed the new volunteer requirements.
  • Youth aged 13-14 may volunteer without a parent or guardian only during designated group activity times as identified by the Activities Director and must attend the Youth Volunteer orientation. Parents are encouraged to attend orientation. Youth groups and school classes must be accompanied by the group leader or teacher.
  • Youth aged 15-17 may be assigned independent volunteer positions and schedules and must complete all intake steps including: youth volunteer orientation, intake interview, and all other requirements for the position assigned.

Groups

St. John’s welcomes groups on campus! The group leader should complete a group application and is strongly encouraged to attend orientation.

Performers

Music provides healing and our elders love to have performers of all kind come and share their gifts. If you are an individual, please fill out the applicable adult or youth application. Once we receive your application we will pair you up with the appropriate Life Enrichment team member for scheduling.

What is required to volunteer?
All volunteers must complete an application, most will have an orientation, and intake interview. Depending on the volunteer position you are assigned, you may be required to submit to a Background Check, TB Test, Flu Shot, driving record screening, or additional training such as CPR. All tests and training are provided at no cost to the volunteer.

When can I volunteer?
We are a 24/7 hour facility and have a diverse array of opportunities available during the day, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

What are your age requirements?
We accept volunteers of all ages. Please check the “How to volunteer tab” for the breakdown of youth volunteer opportunities.

Where can I volunteer and how many positions can I hold?
You may volunteer at one of all of our locations. Our volunteer coordinator will work with you to find a schedule and opportunities that fit your lifestyle.

What if I want to change positions or locations?
Our vision of healing, meaning, and purpose extends to our volunteers and our hope is that volunteering at St. John’s is an enriching and rewarding experience. You may contact our Volunteer Coordinator at any time to reevaluate your placement or apply for a new position.