Here’s a list of ongoing volunteer opportunities:
Quality of Life Ambassador: Bethany’s Quality of Life Ambassadors support sensory stimulation programming for senior residents. We seek volunteers interested in visiting and assisting residents in activities such as rolls and strolls (walking), hand massages, aromatherapy, bingo, art therapy, bowling, reading, gardening and many more. As part of your volunteer experience, you will assist residents in getting to and from activities or appointments.
Bethany’s Mealtime/Hydration Volunteer: Bethany’s Mealtime/Hydration Volunteers assist our residents with basic feeding and provide social companionship. Mealtime/Hydration volunteers both enhance the residents’ mealtime experience while ensuring safety is monitored during mealtimes to mitigate choking risks. As a Mealtime/Hydration Volunteer you will receive safe feeding training. As part of your volunteer experience, you will assist residents with getting to and from dining areas, provide assistance in feeding and work closely with residents to maintain safety in feeding/swallowing activities.
Spiritual Care Volunteer: Bethany’s Spiritual Care volunteers provide help in facilitating a meaningful experience for our residents. As a Spiritual Care volunteer you could assist residents in getting to and from events, assist in the facilitation of activities, sing or play hymns, participate in visits and generally assist the Spiritual Care Practitioner(s) in providing a positive spiritual experience for residents.
Recreational and Occupational Therapy Services Volunteer: Bethany’s Recreational and Occupational Therapy volunteers provide support through activities that help to keep residents active and moving. We seek volunteers with regular availability to support our Occupational Therapy Assistants with on and off unit exercises. Recreational Therapy facilitates activities for residents to participate in with volunteer support. As volunteer with these teams, you may accompany and transport residents to and from designated areas and assist with certain activities/therapies.
Volunteer Musicians/Entertainers: Bethany’s Volunteer Musicians/ Entertainers provide entertainment and support to our residents. Music has been known to provide wonders for residents living with dementia and cognitive disabilities. As a Volunteer Musician/Entertainer you will assist our Recreation Therapy team in providing regular music for our residents in various units.
If you have a specific area of interest not listed above, let us know and we will help you find the right volunteer opportunity for you.