Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight: Bringing HOME to the Woods
April is National Volunteer Month. As we conclude our series, we wanted to feature volunteer opportunities with our new HOME Team initiative.
Calling all Volunteers! Calling all Volunteers! Come out to the Woods and be a part of our HOME Team!
The Congregation’s Well-Being Coordinator Katie Harich, MA, CPC, is looking for volunteers to help with the new Helping Ourselves Meaningfully Engage (HOME) Team.
The purpose of this aspect of the HOME Team is to invite volunteers to help with existing programs or to create new programs using their particular gifts and talents. There are monthly and weekly openings available at this time.
“Whatever time you give is a gift,” Katie said.
She added the mission of HOME is to help “create a holistic campus-wide, positive culture of aging that is life-affirming and person-directed with special attention for cognitive, spiritual and emotional well-being.
Katie said she believes the renovation of the Congregation’s new engagement area, the Havlik Center – located in Providence Hall – could be completed in early May, which will help move programming forward.
Volunteer opportunities include accompanying elders to and from the courtyard, community room or Havlik Center; Provide one-on-one companionship – which can include visiting, praying, walking, talking or reminiscing; helping to engage an elder(s) in many activities available in the Havlik Center, including music, art, gardening, arts and crafts and more; leading small or large groups in activities; planning and organizing outings or riding along for assistance; or updating bulletin boards, posting notices, creating flyers and more.
Sister Rebecca Keller, who ministers as the Congregation’s Volunteer Coordinator, said “Helping with the mission of HOME is a need we have. Think about the difference you will be making by volunteering and the opportunity to build relationships, and the fun you will have in helping.”
If you are interested in volunteering while taking in the beauty of the Woods, contact Sister Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-535-2878 or contact Katie at email@example.com.