Interested in volunteering? We would love to hear from you! We are currently within a volunteer recruitment period, please email us for details and to register your interest.
The focus of Elder Care Volunteers is on companionship: spending time with residents to form meaningful relationships. Volunteers offer a listening ear, company while doing activities and a warm, friendly face each time they visit. We look for volunteers who have initiative, are willing to make a commitment, and (most importantly) have kind hearts.
We believe Elder Care Volunteers are a gift. So we don't require you to have any volunteer experience or knowledge about healthcare. If you are willing to take some time (however short or long) to build a relationship with a resident or two, please contact us! We will send you a sign-up form and arrange to meet with you or give you a call so you can ask us any questions you may have.
“Everyone enjoyed my performances this whole afternoon! I told a tale about Chinese Zodiac Calendar, played some Chinese folk songs with violin, taught the residents to sing a simple Chinese song "Happy New Year" [A resident even made his own lyrics with this melody to thank me for teaching! I was so moved!], performed a Chinese dance, solved "Lantern Riddles" with residents, and helped serve dumplings and spring rolls with sauces. It was a really very rewarding afternoon for me! I do love seeing residents smile because of me! I love this voluntary work! Thank you Julia for giving this opportunity to me to volunteer there!”
- Feedback from a volunteer after helping at a care home’s Chinese New Year celebrations