Volunteering

Hillel Lodge values and encourages the involvement of volunteers to enhance the quality of life of the residents and to augment the existing services at the Lodge. The “mitzvah” of volunteering gives new meaning to the word “receiving”. As our credo states, “Giving is Receiving” and every day volunteers come in to generously give of themselves and contribute their time, talents and knowledge, expanding the high quality of service provided in meeting the needs of our residents.

 

VOLUNTEER POSSIBILITIES:

_    daily programs/special events assistance

_    friendly visiting

_    refreshment cart/serving tea

_    Bingo

_    entertainment

_    portering to Synagogue or outdoors for a walk

_    special outings/medical appointment escorts

_    arts, library, reading, music, cards

_    pet visits

_    general office duties

 

 

HOW DO I BECOME A VOLUNTEER? (MUST BE 14 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER)

_    Set up an interview with the Manager of Recreation and Volunteers

to discuss interests and availability

_    Complete a volunteer application & confidentiality statement

_    Provide two personal references, two pieces of proper identification

_    Provide a police record reference check

_    Attend a volunteer orientation and building tour, receive a Volunteer Handbook and then your on your way!

 

“TO GIVE IS TO RECEIVE”

Time commitments for a volunteer can range from a few hours per  month to a regular  weekly or bi-weekly visit, depending upon the type of placement you choose.  Hillel Lodge benefits from the valuable assistance given by every volunteer.

 

As a volunteer, you will gain an enormous amount of gratification and satisfaction, while providing the residents with the much needed companionship they so richly deserve.

To find out how you can help, contact: Manager of Recreation & Volunteers

Marilyn Adler at 728-3900 ext #121

 

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