Become a Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Under each category, you will find a list of volunteer opportunities offered at your life plan community and across the agency. Each listing includes the name of the volunteer opportunity, a description, meeting time and a contact, if applicable. Take a look at how you can get involved!

All in-person volunteer assignments have been suspended. Please contact Linda Beaver, volunteer services coordinator, at 717.264.0737 or [email protected] for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities in Your Community

These and many other volunteer opportunities are available here at The Village at Luther Ridge.  Perhaps you have a particular gift or talent and would like to explore how you could use it to create your own volunteer niche.  Your ideas are always welcomed!

We would love to have you as a valuable member of our volunteer team, so please contact Linda Beaver, volunteer services coordinator, at 717.264.0737 or [email protected] to discuss the possibilities.

Residential Living

Friendly Visitor
Residents love to have visitors and make new friends. Therefore, volunteers who serve as friendly visitors fill an important role by providing friendship and support while visiting with assigned residents on a regular basis. Depending on their needs this could also include reading to the resident, writing letters, playing cards, putting a puzzle together, painting fingernails, or going for a walk.  If you enjoy spending time getting to know others and have a good listening ear, you would be perfect for this position.

Life Enrichment Volunteer
Life Enrichment volunteers assist Life Enrichment team members by leading or helping residents to participate in games, crafts, or other programs.  If you are a “crafty” person or enjoy playing bingo, card or board games, this opportunity could be for you. It’s also a relaxing way to have some fun and get to know residents.

Music Volunteer
Pianists, vocalists and musicians of all kinds are invited to share their musical gifts. Music volunteers provide vocal or instrumental programs to residents during Sunday evening or Thursday afternoon worship services; or perform or play at parties, special events or lead a group sing-a-long. Residents love music of all kinds so the possibilities are endless.

Off-site Escort
These volunteers provide an essential service by accompanying residents and team members on off-campus outings, such as group trips to concerts, restaurants, theatre productions, doctor appointments and more. Duties may include assisting residents to and from their rooms to the van or bus, assist with meal ordering and walking with residents to the restroom. Spending time with residents during these trips provides a great opportunity to get to know them better.

Worship Volunteer
If you enjoy attending church and are looking for a way to help residents stay connected to their faith, then becoming a worship assistant may be the right move for you. Worship volunteers assist with Sunday evening and Thursday afternoon worship services at The Village at Luther Ridge. Duties may include escorting residents to and from services, passing out bulletins and hymnals, assisting with seating residents, collecting offerings and assisting with communion, if necessary.

Bistro Volunteer
If providing great customer service is something you enjoy, then consider assisting the Dining Services team at The Fleck Center Bistro as they serve residents, staff and visitors Monday through Friday during lunch hours. Responsibilities include taking food orders, making correct change and/or delivering orders to customer’s tables. A desire to interact with people, the ability to pay attention to details and a caring attitude is a must.

Shopping Assistant
These volunteers provide much needed assistance to residents while on shopping trips to grocery and department stores. Duties include locating items, helping to read labels, carrying bags, going through check-out and getting on and off the bus or van. Assisting residents on these trips helps them to feel comfortable and confident while providing the volunteer with a wonderful opportunity to get to know them better.

Hydration Cart Volunteer
These volunteers play a very important role by assisting the nursing staff with providing residents with fresh water and other seasonal beverages during afternoon hours. Residents love seeing a friendly face behind the cart and look forward to not only the refreshing beverages, but also to some welcomed conversation. Again, this is a fantastic way to spread some love and get to know each resident better.

Clerical/Office
These volunteers assist office staff with a variety of duties which may include filing, making photo copies, folding, stapling and shredding. The ability to follow directions and attention to detail is a must for this position.

Seamstress
Seamstress volunteers spend time mending clothes, hemming pants, sewing on buttons and assisting with other sewing projects. A caring attitude and the ability to sew by hand or machine is a must.

Personal Care

Friendly Visitor
Residents love to have visitors and make new friends. Therefore, volunteers who serve as friendly visitors fill an important role by providing friendship and support while visiting with assigned residents on a regular basis. Depending on their needs this could also include reading to the resident, writing letters, playing cards, putting a puzzle together, painting fingernails or going for a walk. If you enjoy spending time getting to know others and have a good listening ear, you would be perfect for this position.

Life Enrichment Volunteer
Life Enrichment volunteers assist Life Enrichment team members by leading or helping residents to participate in games, crafts, or other programs.  If you are a “crafty” person or enjoy playing bingo, card or board games, this opportunity could be for you. It’s also a relaxing way to have some fun and get to know residents.

Music Volunteer
Pianists, vocalists and musicians of all kinds are invited to share their musical gifts. Music volunteers provide vocal or instrumental programs to residents during Sunday evening or Thursday afternoon worship services; or perform or play at parties, special events or lead a group sing-a-long. Residents love music of all kinds so the possibilities are endless.

Worship Volunteer
If you enjoy attending church and are looking for a way to help residents stay connected to their faith, then becoming a worship assistant may be the right move for you. Worship volunteers assist with Sunday evening and Thursday afternoon worship services at The Village at Luther Ridge. Duties may include escorting residents to and from services, passing out bulletins and hymnals, assisting with seating residents, collecting offerings, and assisting with communion, if necessary.

Clerical/Office
These volunteers assist office staff with a variety of duties which may include filing, making photo copies, folding, stapling and shredding. The ability to follow directions and attention to detail is a must for this position.

Seamstress
Seamstress volunteers spend time mending clothes, hemming pants, sewing on buttons and assisting with other sewing projects. A caring attitude and the ability to sew by hand or machine is a must.

Skilled Care & Rehabilitation

Friendly Visitor
Residents love to have visitors and make new friends, therefore, volunteers who serve as friendly visitors fill an important role by providing friendship and support while visiting with assigned residents on a regular basis. Depending on their needs this could also include reading to the resident, writing letters, playing cards, putting a puzzle together, painting fingernails or going for a walk. If you enjoy spending time getting to know others and have a good listening ear, you would be perfect for this position.

Life Enrichment Volunteer
Life Enrichment volunteers assist Life Enrichment team members by leading or helping residents to participate in games, crafts, or other programs.  If you are a “crafty” person or enjoy playing bingo, card or board games, this opportunity could be for you. It’s also a relaxing way to have some fun and get to know residents.

Worship Volunteer
If you enjoy attending church and are looking for a way to help residents stay connected to their faith, then becoming a worship assistant may be the right move for you. Worship volunteers assist with Sunday evening and Thursday afternoon worship services at The Village at Luther Ridge. Duties may include escorting residents to and from services, passing out bulletins and hymnals, assisting with seating residents, collecting offerings and assisting with communion, if necessary.

Clerical/Office
These volunteers assist office staff with a variety of duties which may include filing, making photo copies, folding, stapling and shredding. The ability to follow directions and attention to detail is a must for this position.

Volunteer Opportunities Across the Agency

Hospice

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Hospice, whether you want to help once a week, once a month or even just a few hours a month.

Weekly volunteers assist by:

  • Providing friendship and companionship to hospice clients.
  • Providing aromatherapy, massage therapy, music, reading and more to hospice clients.
  • Offering respite so family caregivers can run errands or take care of other personal business.
  • Offering support to a family throughout the 13-month bereavement period.
  • Assisting with office work, mailings, photocopying, filing, assembling information packets and other duties.

Monthly volunteers assist by:

  • Providing aromatherapy, massage therapy, music, reading and more to hospice clients.
  • Assisting with office work, mailings, photocopying, filing, assembling information packets and other duties.
  • Helping with fundraising and development programs.
  • Delivering or baking bereavement bread for a family after the death of a loved one and offering condolences.
  • Sewing handmade memory bears for a family after the death of a loved one.

For more information or to become a volunteer, contact Missy Gladfelter, volunteer coordinator York & Adams Counties, at 717.680.0301, or [email protected]. You can also fill out the volunteer form.