Volunteers at The Cedars make such a difference in the daily lives of our seniors. Just an hour of your time reading a favorite book with a resident, talking about current events or sharing a craft becomes an eagerly anticipated and treasured part of a senior’s day. Our volunteers donate as much or as little time as their schedules allow. Some volunteers come in a few days weekly, others come in monthly or for a special project or event.
Volunteer opportunities at The Cedars include:
- Activity Assistant
Our Life Enrichment department offers many daily, on-site programs. Help is needed escorting residents to programs and interacting throughout the event. Activities include: lectures, games, parties, art projects, cooking, and concerts.
- Student Community Service Projects
This is a great way to make a difference in our residents’ lives while getting your community service hours and learning about this rewarding line of work.
- Friendly Visitor
As a friendly visitor, we will pair you with a resident for 1:1 visits, to play a game, read a book, work on a puzzle or just spend time together.
- Pet Therapy
Pet therapy is a great way to enhance the moods and lives of our residents. All pets must have updated health records and be screened by our staff for considered participation.
- Parent/Child Visitor
A wonderful intergenerational program focusing on connecting children with elders. Activities include singing songs, weekly visits, play group, stories and games.
- Guest Performer
Share your special talent with our residents. Groups are welcome for activities include singing, playing instruments, hosting lectures or programs and more.
- Spa Assistant
Accompanying our residents to the community spa is such a delightful treat for them. Assistance with escorting the residents to the Salon and keeping residents company helps make their experience special.
- Plant and Garden Assistant
The Cedars is also home to a beautiful variety of flowers, plants and a lovely green house that need care. If you have a “green thumb” consider assisting us with watering and plant care.
Interested? Please contact Margaret Steward, Volunteer Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-221-7173
Download our Volunteer Application.