Thank you for taking an interest in volunteering. Lately there has been a marked increase in the options for those wishing to give back to their communities. Many schools are writing mandatory volunteerism into their curriculum, allowing students to earn class credits toward graduation, and many churches are encouraging their youth groups, classes, and even seniors’ groups to take part in differing volunteer endeavors. With the rising number of interested parties comes increasing options of where and how to get involved. We thank you for taking the time to consider us as a volunteering destination. The value you represent to our home and our elders is immeasurable.
Our activities department provides fun and stimulating recreational therapy to our elders. We offer a wide variety of interesting ways volunteers can join our extended family. As an Eden affiliated home, we also provide our volunteers with more options than simply reading to the elderly or calling Bingo numbers. While these activities are of value, we have several other types of duties of which volunteers have taken ownership:
We provide them all with several activities seven days a week, every weekend, and even some evenings. One way to involve yourself is to assist with an event, helping pass refreshments or even taking center stage to perform. As we embrace variety, there are few limits to the ways one might become part of our Activity team.
The process of joining the ranks of volunteers in our home is simple, but must be handled sensitively and in accordance with the law as defined by the Department of Inspections and Appeals. They mandate that all individuals (staff, volunteers, some visitors etc.) must successfully pass a criminal background check through the State of Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
Ready to join in the fun, contact Michelle Silvey at [email protected].