We are very blessed on our campus to have a strong and devoted volunteer corps. Having so many dedicated volunteers not only allows us to offer more activity programming and allows us to do larger special events; but the knowledge to our residents that the community still cares and that they are still part of the community is a real benefit. Whether it is short term commitment for a school project, or being here 2-3 days a week, each minute given is a minute extra of love and caring our residents receive.
Our volunteers are able to run activity programs, visit with residents one on one, assist in the garden, care for birds, assist with special events or outings, and just help out where we need it.
The most valuable thing volunteers bring to our campus are their smiles, compassion, and giving hearts.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:
Beauty Shop Helper – Wednesdays 8:30-11:30 am – Pine Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care, Hudson – Help transport our assisted living residents to and from the beauty shop for their time to be pampered. This is a great opportunity to have some 1:1 time with a variety of residents and to help them feel special.
1:1 Visits with residents are always welcomed. It is helpful to be assigned to a specific resident so that a relationship can be established. It is recommended that visits take place at least 1x per week.
Music Time – Everyday 4:00 – 4:45 pm – Christian Community Home, Hudson – If you have a special musical talent we could use your help. A flexible schedule is available. A variety of instruments is welcome! Piano, Flute, Accordion, Guitar, Harp, etc
Creative Fun – Mondays 1:30 – 3:00 pm – Pine Ridge Gardens Memory Care, Hudson – Assist staff to engage residents’ creative side with arts and crafts projects.
Baking Assistant – Wednesdays 1:30-3:00 pm – Pine Ridge Gardens Memory Care, Hudson – assist staff to engage residents in baking projects and assist with clean up after project is done.
Bingo Leader – Saturdays 1:30-2:30 pm – Pine Ridge Gardens Memory Care – Spend a fun hour with the residents leading a game of Bingo. This would be a great family opportunity.
Volleyball Leader – Saturdays 9:30-10:30 am – Pine Ridge Gardens Memory Care – spend time with residents having fun and encouraging physical activity. Great opportunity for a family. OK to do some Saturdays or all Saturdays.
Devotions Leader – Sundays – time can fit your schedule – Pine Ridge Gardens Memory Care – lead a small group devotion with the residents – you can develop the devotion yourself or we can provide – time commitment about 30 minutes
Musically Talented Persons – anytime – Pine Ridge Gardens Memory Care – Did you know the part of the brain that processes music is one of the last areas affected by dementia? If you have a music talent and would like to make a difference in someone’s life contact us to play for our residents. Schedules can be flexible.
All volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer application and to go through a general orientation.
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If you are interested in volunteering on our campus,
please contact: Shelly DeStasio at 715-381-4203
Your time and talents are appreciated very much!