Volunteer Opportunities

Why You Should Volunteer

If you think there is nothing more rewarding than to make an older person’s day better, we have a place for you here at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Being a volunteer means you will change many lives, including yours. Some of things our volunteers do include:

  • Accompanying residents on walks
  • Assist activity staff with programs
  • Assisting with organizing schedules for other volunteers
  • Caring for flowerbeds
  • Crafts
  • Friendly visits
  • Playing cards / board games
  • Provide instrumental and/or vocal talent
  • Read to residents
  • Teaching painting, music, writing, computer use, etc.
  • Transport residents to in-house appointments

Your Experience as a Volunteer

Residents of the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation remain part of the community and volunteers play a crucial role in maintaining community connections. Whether you are assisting at activity programs, helping transport residents to in-house appointments or just sitting and talking with residents, you are making a difference in someone’s life.

We want you to know just how valuable you are to us so we do our best to make you feel comfortable and confident in your volunteer role. When you begin your volunteer journey with us, we will take you on a tour of the center and provide you with an orientation to our policies, procedures, and safety regulations.

You will be introduced to the activity aide, social worker, and neighborhood manager of each neighborhood that you will volunteer on. We want to make your volunteer experience easy and pleasant for you, so don’t hesitate to ask questions.

Volunteer Requirements

Here is what you need to do to become a volunteer:

  • Complete an annual personal and confidential health screening with our nurse, including a tuberculosis skin test.
  • Fill out a volunteer application online or print, complete, and return it.
  • Once your application is received, the activity director or designee will contact you to schedule an interview.
  • You need to be at least 14 years old and have parental consent up until 16 years old.
  • You will have to attend an orientation.

Volunteer Application Form

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation for you, your group, or business, call our activities director at 585-243-7222, fill out and submit our volunteer application, or send an email to Kim Kavanagh.