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Volunteers

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

As communities start to allow more visitors, we have begun reintroducing volunteers. This looks different at each community. If you have a connection with a community already, please reach out to the Volunteer Director. If you do not have a connection to a particular community, please contact volunteering@preshomes.org for more information.


 

Heart-Drawing.png2020 Holiday Opportunities 
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If you would like to volunteer to help make the Holiday season special for residents, we have virtual or on-site opportunities. Virtual opportunities include: Christmas Cards and Pictures, Holiday Crafts, Creating Craft Kits, and Dementia Resources. On-Site opportunities include:  Decorating communities, Window/Sidewalk Caroling, and Snow Day Play Dates. Click Here for additional information on each opportunity. 
 
Heart-Drawing.pngLetters of Love
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Spread hope and kindess by sending greeting cards, artwork, inspirational notes, or small crafts to any PHS community to be distributed to residents and staff in need of a pick-me-up.
 
 
Capture.JPGCrafting Comfort and Peace
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Do you knit, crochet, or sew? We would love to give Pocket Prayer Squares to residents who could use some extra comfort. Pocket Prayer Squares are easy for residents to hold and keep with them in their pocket. Patterns are available.
 

 

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 sewers, both novices and skilled, to create masks and gowns for use when supplies have been depleted.




There are many opportunities for individuals, families, or congregations to get involved in our ministry. For additional ideas and ways to volunteer, click here or email volunteering@preshomes.org
 
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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