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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

Volunteer Opportunities

Respond to COVID-19 Crisis

Email for more information or sign-up at the individual links below.

Essential Services Assistance Needed

Volunteer assistance needed Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays between 8 am and 1 pm to pick up online orders from store and deliver to senior living community. Volunteer will also properly sanitize items being delivered upon site arrival. Items being picked up and delivered are either based on site or resident needs. Opportunity at Spring Lake Park location, independent living apartment community.

Remote Opportunities

Calling-all-sewers!-(1).pngCreating Masks and Gowns
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Due to worldwide shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (or PPE) we are calling all seamstresses, both novices and skilled, to create masks and gowns for use when supplies have been depleted.

Heart-Drawing.pngLetters of Love
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Spread hope and kindess by sending us greeting cards, artwork, inspirational notes, or small crafts to distribute to residents and staff in need of a pick-me-up.

Mails.png#Stay Connected - Become a Phone or Pen Pal
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Enrich lives of older adults by communicating via letters or through phone visits. Volunteers are assigned residents who like to receive mail. Sometimes residents may not have interest or capability to respond to correspondence.

Capture.JPGCrafting Comfort and Peace
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Do you knit, crochet, or sew? We would love to give residents needing extra comfort a Pocket Prayer Square that they can easily hold and keep with them in their pocket. Patterns available.

Email Us to inquire about volunteering at our home office, one of our communities, or with Optage®.


Volunteer Testimonials

Sarah, volunteer

“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

Paul, 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
Bailey the therapy dog

“Woof! Woof! Woof!” ("I love making the residents smile!")
– Bailey, Therapy Pet Volunteer

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