The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'" -Matthew 25:40
Most of our communities are welcoming new and existing volunteers at this time, and each community's needs are unique. In groups of 5 or less, volunteers serving at all of our communities are required to adhere to all of our policies and procedures, including infection control protocols.
If you are already a registered volunteer with a community, please reach out to the Volunteer Director at that community. If you do not have a connection to a particular community, please preview some of our needs below and then visit our Find A Community page to find a community near you.
Popular Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer opportunities vary by location and may include:
STEP Force: (small group opportunity)
Help residents get from Point A to Point B by propelling their wheelchair. Specific needs include escorts to and from beauty salon appointments and chapel services.
Become a visitor and friend to a resident seeking social connection. Pet visits welcome too!
Help with garden and building maintenance, assist in the dining room, answer call-lights for non-care tasks, or deliver newspapers.
Assist in leading activities; help residents participate in activities that may be difficult for them to do independently, perform basic manicures, and more.
“Volunteering with residents in nursing homes provides meaning and purpose in my life. I feel like I'm making a difference in the lives of others. Many of the most meaningful interactions I’ve had in recent years are with the seniors I serve while volunteering!”
– Sarah, Arbor Memory Care Volunteer
“When I'm volunteering it's hard to tell who is having more fun, the people there to help out or the people receiving the help. It is so much fun for everyone when we go to Highland Ridge that everyone, as soon as we leave, starts planning the next time we can go and what we can do.”
– Josephine, Highland Ridge Volunteer
"Volunteering with hospice is an opportunity to give back after all the care and support my mother received as a resident.. It is also a gift to me, many have led rich lives and simply enjoy a listening ear."
– Paul, Optage Hospice Volunteer
“Even the simple things like a smile and a look of recognition that I am a familiar face. That always touches my heart and makes me feel good.”
– Ann, Optage Companion Volunteer
“Woof! Woof! Woof!” ("I love making the residents smile!")
– Bailey, Therapy Pet Volunteer