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
- 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.