Volunteer Opportunities

The support of volunteers is crucial to the Jewish Home. In as little as two hours each month, we can make it easy for you to gain community service experience and play a significant role in the life of a resident. Numerous volunteer opportunities are available:

Two volunteers in gift shop showing wares

Give the gift of your time at the gift shop/boutique.

Volunteer shows a yoga position to a resident

For volunteers who regularly practice yoga, teaching it is no stretch …

Young woman cheek-to-cheek with female resident

… while facilitating the comedy clinic is definitely a laughing matter.

Activities Assistant

Our recreational programs improve the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of our residents. Assist recreation coordinators with balloon volleyball, bowling, word games, and discussion groups. These activities are usually held weekdays. Schedules vary.

Bingo Caller

Bingo, one of our most popular activities, is much more than just a pastime. It keeps residents mentally alert, provides eye-hand coordination, releases tension, and provides socialization. Join the fun and become a bingo caller, or assist residents who have visual or hearing difficulties with their bingo cards. Bingo games are held Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., and Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Blackjack Dealer

Deal blackjack to a small group of dedicated players. Games are played Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Coffee Bar

Spend a fun and sociable afternoon at our coffee bar. The coffee bar is a focal point of afternoon activity on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Help serve coffee and light refreshments while visiting with residents. The standard volunteer shift is from 2:00-3:30 p.m. You can volunteer as often as every week, or just once a month.

Companion

Devote time to visiting with a resident, developing a relationship, listening to and sharing stories over coffee in our beautiful garden café, or soaking up the sun in our tree-filled atrium. Flexible hours.

Computer Tutor

Keep our residents linked to the outside world by teaching them e-mail and Internet skills in our computer lab. Flexible hours.

Creative Arts

Work with our resident artists as they create masterpieces in our creative arts program. Volunteer shifts are Sundays through Fridays, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Games

Play checkers, chess, Scrabble, and other board games with residents, as well as card games such as bridge and gin. Flexible hours.

Garden Café

Join our lively crew of volunteers and staff in our beautiful light-filled café. Provide over-the-counter food service to residents and their families and friends. Café hours are Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Sundays, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Shifts are flexible, and volunteers can come in for two hours or more once a week, or once every other week.

Gift shop/Boutique

Our gift shop/boutique rivals a large retail store for great merchandise, unique items, and excellent customer service. Volunteer in this fun and friendly environment, which forms part of the Home's center of activity. Assist residents, family members, and staff with their purchases from start to finish. Gift shop hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sundays, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Greenhouse

Our greenhouse offers an area where residents may enjoy the peace and beauty of nature. Provide tender loving care to our wide assortment of plants on Friday afternoons.

Nursing Floor Assistant

Gain an inside look at what a variety of staff does by volunteering at a nursing station. You will interact with nursing staff, social workers, and recreational therapists when you provide a range of services for our residents. Volunteer shifts are Sundays through Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Outings Escort

Accompany residents on planned shopping trips, visits to the symphony or opera, or luncheon outings. Transportation is provided by the Home. Schedules vary.

Religious Services

Participate in the spiritual life of our residents at weekly and holiday services in our beautiful on-site place of worship. Volunteer shifts are Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Rehabilitation Aide

Each day, over 100 residents make use of our rehabilitation program, where we offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, restorative therapy, and acupuncture. Assist residents with transport and gaiting. Volunteer shifts are Mondays through Fridays, 9:00-11:30 a.m., and 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Russian-Speaking Assistant

Russian-speaking volunteers can visit individual residents, or assist with group recreational programs. Flexible hours.

Special Projects

Design a project using your individual interests and skills, such as leading a discussion group, entertaining residents with your musical abilities, knitting with a resident.

Golf Tournament, Dinner and Auction
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