Become a volunteer and enrich the lives of others as well as your own. Providence Mother Joseph Care Center has rewarding and fun opportunities for you. Our residents and staff value our volunteers who make a difference through assisting with group and intergenerational activities, making individual one to one visits with residents, and helping to care for our facility pets. Keeping active and engaged ensures a rich and rewarding quality of life for our residents and our volunteers help to make that happen.
Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals and Groups
- Play checkers, chess or cards with a resident.
- Visit with residents about past vocation or places where they have lived and traveled.
- Take a resident outside in one of our beautiful courtyards to enjoy the fresh air and gardens.
- Play the piano or organ at mealtime or for a special program.
- A class or scout troop that wants to get involved with an intergenerational program.
- A choir or dance group looking for experience and a chance to try out their talents.
- Stroll the hallways playing a musical instrument or singing.
- Share your skills with a demonstration.
- Share examples of your hobby or collection.
- Share travel slides/video or photos with a group.
- Share your talents of carpentry, crafts, scrapbooking, or other projects.
- Give instruction in our art class or coordinate a special art project.
- Ride-A-Long companionship for residents going to doctor appointments.
- Assist with outings to shopping, parks, fairs and other destinations.
- Read the newspaper or books aloud for groups or individuals.
- Lead a sports group/Monday night football /Mariner’s game with residents.
- Help with group activities such as BINGO or bowling.
- Fill bird feeders outside resident room windows.
- Assist residents with Computer skills (set up e-mail, teach them how to surf the internet).
- Assist with our resident Library.
- NODA Program (No One Dies Alone)
- Provide clerical assistance in one of our service departments.
… or create your own program based on your skills and interests to share with our residents.
Training will depend upon the volunteer activity. Some positions require that the volunteer have more in depth training prior to engaging in the activity, but most positions offer “on-the-job” training by a staff member.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Who can be a volunteer?
Anyone who is at least 14 years of age and and has a strong desire to make a difference.
2. How do I volunteer?
It's simple. First, call (360) 493-4634 and make an appointment to fill out a Volunteer Application and take a tour of our care center. This is the time that you can find out about the variety of areas in which volunteers can make a difference. We also listen to your personal ambitions and areas of interest. Each volunteer is also required to complete a background check and Tuberculosis test upon applying and then annually.
3. Can I change my volunteer activity?
We try to place you as closely to your area of interest as we can. But, if you are dissatisfied with a job, or would like to try something new, we will work with you to ensure a fulfilling experience for you and our residents.
4. Can I volunteer for more than one activity?
Many times people want variety in the things they do as a volunteer. We have many volunteers that work their volunteer hours in several different areas.
5. What kind of commitment do I need to make?
You need to be able to commit to at least 50 hours of service per year.
How to Contact Us
You can contact our Volunteer Services department at (360) 493-4634.