Learn More About Volunteering

At Aurora House, we realize that each of us has different God-given talents.
We would like you to use those talents to assist Aurora House fulfill its mission in the ways that you feel most comfortable.

Volunteers are a Blessing

Resident’s needs are always our priority

These are just some of the areas that you can assist with when volunteering.

  • Answer call bells–If you have questions, ask the staff/caregivers.
  • Help with the feeding of the residents and/or help in the kitchen.
  • Wash, dry, fold and store laundry.
  • Clean the kitchen.
  • Check the bathrooms and clean as needed.
  • Empty and reline trash containers.
  • Mop the floors.
  • Vacuum carpeted areas.
  • Clean Ceiling fans, windows and glass doors.
  • Water indoor plants.
  • Provide hospitality to family and friends of residents

Other Suggestions:

  • Get someone a cup of tea/coffee.
  • Read aloud to a resident.
  • Sing or hum.
  • Invite people to play a game.
  • Take a resident outside.
  • Talk, and especially listen to residents and family members.
  • Sit by a resident…..Being there is important.

If the house is quiet but you’re feeling like you just have to do something, you can still be a blessing by helping out in the following:

  • Fold plastic bags for trash containers.
  • Straighten up and clean linen storage rooms, kitchen cupboards, bookcases, etc…
  • Sort magazines, keep a variety about 20. The rest can be recycled.
  • Look for things to clean-ceiling fans, oven, refrigerator, desk, etc.
  • Help with the baking cookies, cake, and/or make pudding or jell-O.
  • Sweep outdoor patio.
  • Look for ways to use your unique gifts.
  • Do garden/yard work, as you are able.
  • Water plants outdoors.

You can also help with Clerical/Administrative tasks, Public Relations, Fundraising, and Special Projects

General Volunteer Information:

All volunteers are expected to

  • Provide a loving, supportive, concerned presence to residents, visitors, and other volunteers.
  • Follow Aurora House policies, including Confidentiality Policy, Security, Infection Control, and Emergency Procedures.
  • Attend an hour Volunteer training if possible prior to volunteering.