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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

Email volunteering@preshomes.org for more information or sign-up at the individual links below.



Remote Opportunities

Calling-all-sewers!-(1).pngCreating Masks and Gowns
Sign Up Here 

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.


 
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.

 
Mails.png#StayConnected - Become a Phone or Pen Pal
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Enrich the lives of older adults by communicating via letters or through phone visits. Volunteers are assigned to 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 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.

 
blog-teaser.png#AWorldOfHearts
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Volunteers can join this global movement at Presbyterian Homes & Services communities by creating a craft or kit to share with a resident (or several residents) within a community. Residents can then share the creation with the world by putting it in their window. Find out more about how you can join the movement today.

 
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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