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Volunteer Program

Make a difference in someone's life!


We are proud of the outstanding contributions of our volunteers from our community focusing on the individual needs of our patients.

New volunteers are required to pass a background check and a tuberculosis screening, as well as go through volunteer orientation. We hold quarterly inservices for new volunteers as needed.

Why volunteer?
  • It's a fun way to meet new friends
  • It's a great way to learn about careers in health care
  • Increase your skills in communication, leadership, and public speaking
  • Flexible volunteer hours
  • Valuable experiences and learn life lessons
You can make a difference in the lives of the patients, families, and in the community.

What can I do to help?
  • Assist to and from an activity or beauty shop
  • Join in
  • Encourage and/or invite patients to activities
  • Be a good listener
  • Be patient
  • Smile
What are some of the activities?
Our Activities Department offers a wide variety of activities to meet the physical, social, mental, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of our patients 7 days a week. We strive to enrich our patients' lives, maintain their highest level of self-esteem and provide social interactions.

We have the following One-on-One activities:
  • Hand massages
  • Singing
  • Picture time
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Reminiscing
  • Coffee break
  • Talking
  • Pretty nails
  • Scrapbooking
  • Assisting with mail
  • Reading
  • Games
  • Bird watching
We offer Small Group Activities:
  • Cooking class
  • Devotion
  • Church service
  • Games
  • Reading
  • Sitting outdoors
  • Snack and chat
  • Trivia
  • Men's club
  • Red Hat Society
  • Crafts
We also offer Group Activities:
  • Sing-a-long
  • Request a song
  • Bingo
  • Special/guest performance
  • Special meals
  • Birthday parties
  • Special social
  • Peanut auction
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Gardening
  • Flower arranging
How do I sign-up to be a Volunteer?
Please use the form below to contact our coordinator.

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