In 2013 we encourage you to consider offering your gift of self—to be a friend to enrich the life of an older adult. You can be the difference between loneliness or camaraderie, between isolation or inclusion. Helping others goes beyond the task at hand. Such service is a recognition of the continued value of each person, no matter the age. As you reach out in service you will develop new relationships, enhance your own sense of purpose, find new opportunities for learning, and even improve your own health.
Consider being part of a relationship-based Care Team, a Driver, or a friendly visitor at The Colony in Eden Prairie. A volunteer orientation training session at the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness and a meeting with Sue Schultz (Volunteer Coordinator) will help you discern where your interests and gifts intersect with the needs of the elders and families the Center serves. We seek to match interests and needs and will provide ongoing monitoring and guidance throughout.
Please call Sue Schultz at 952-929-1697, ext. 31, to find out more!
Driving Pool – provide rides for elderly persons to doctor and other appointments. Participate as available. Contact Sue Schultz. 952-929-1697 ext 31, email@example.com.
Volunteer Care Teams for Community Elders
Care Team Ministry – provide help/support to an elderly person & their caregiver including friendly visits, errands, shopping, transportation and respite relief. Usually 2x/month. Contact Sue Schultz. 952-929-1697 ext 31, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Care Team
at The Colony (Eden Prairie)
Care Team Ministry at The Colony – participate on a Care Team serving senior residents of The Colony, a senior community in Eden Prairie, for 2 hours per week/month on Mondays, Wednesdays or weekends. Wonderful opportunity for families and individuals to build a relationship with seniors. Contact Sue Schultz. 952-929-1697 ext 31, email@example.com.
Volunteer Office Helpers
Volunteer Office Helpers – Working under the direction of Office Manager, provide assistance with large mailings, data entry, class registrations and occasional receptionist. Contact Sue Schultz. 952-929-1697 ext 31, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on any of the opportunities, contact Center for Healing & Wholeness at 952-929-1697