Volunteer


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Whether engaging residents in a game or helping at an event, our activity, companionship, hospitality, indirect service, and spiritual care volunteers make it possible for us to offer more personalized and detailed attention to those we serve. Volunteers improve the quality of our programs and are a necessary part of operations.

Volunteer opportunities exist in each of our homes and can be performed individually or as a group. Student volunteers are also welcome.

To become a volunteer, please complete our Volunteer Application Form and provide two references. An interview will afford you the opportunity to meet the staff with whom you'll be working and to receive a volunteer position description and handbook. Adult candidates (18 years or older) are required to complete a background check and two-step Mantoux testing (at no charge). Online Orientation is recommended before the first day.

Volunteer Contacts:

Marian Manor and
Vincentian de Marillac

Aimi Long, ADPC
along@vcs.org

Vincentian Home
Denise Calkins
dcalkins@vcs.org

Personal Care
at Vincentian Home:

Sara Thimons
sthimons@vcs.org

Vincentian Administrative Offices
Laura Ristau
lristau@vcs.org


Application Forms
» Volunteer Application
» Group & Program Provider

Special Volunteer Programs
» Book of Life
» Encore

Volunteer Positions
Neighborhood Volunteers
Help with games, contests, parties, fitness, trivia, sing-a-longs, arts and crafts. Fun-loving, energetic volunteers who can also provide wheelchair transport to residents are needed at Vincentian Home, Marian Manor and Vincentian de Marillac.

Shop & Serve
Not much time to spare, but want to bring happiness to others? Volunteer at Marian Manor's monthly Tick Tock Café and help residents “shop” for items to purchase with their bingo tickets.

Sit and Chat
Adult volunteers are needed to visit with residents in the evening from 6 - 7:30 pm or on the weekends from 2 - 4 pm. Adult volunteers are also needed to play cards and board games in the evenings from 6 - 7:30 pm.  

These are just a few examples of the many wonderful volunteer opportunities available. Contact us today to learn more.
Have an Idea for a Great Program?
Would your church group, scout troop, civic organization, or club like to lead a weekly or monthly program? Residents enjoy board games, trivia, poker, sing-a-long, or arts and crafts. We'd love to talk to you on how to share your time and talents by creating and sponsoring your own signature program with our residents.

Encore
Encore is our guest artist program. We seek poets, painters, performers, and players who will share their talent with residents and engage them with creative projects or offer the pleasure of good performance. Encore volunteers are people who:
  • play an instrument
  • write and read short stories, essays or poetry
  • juggle or perform magic tricks
  • craft
  • create portraits, still lifes or landscapes
  • dabble in culinary arts
  • sing
  • enjoy rehearsing in front of a live audience
  • dance
Apply to become an Encore volunteer and we'll contact you to schedule a performance, exhibit, workshop, appearance or program on a day and time and at a place that is convenient for you!
Contact
Aimi Long, ADPC
along@vcs.org

Denise Calkins
dcalkins@vcs.org

Sara Thimons
sthimons@vcs.org

encore

Book of Life
Book of Life is an oral history program that engages residents in sharing memories and life stories. In doing so — they define milestones, accomplishments, and challenges that are enjoyable and informative for themselves and listeners.

As a Volunteer Biographer, you will be matched with a resident. Scheduling is flexible; assignment times are based on resident and volunteer availability. Volunteers can download The Book of Life Guide Book available to the right of this column, which will help provide ideas and tips to spark great conversations! 

Some volunteers have researched old photos and archived information on the internet about their subject based on the residents' stories and have added to their project such items as: pictures of homes where a resident grew up, a factory where they worked, census information, or news articles that were part of their family history.

Contact
Aimi Long, ADPC
along@vcs.org

» The Book of Life Guide Book

Plan a Book of Life Event!
If you, your family, friends or members of a group would like to lead a group reminiscing activity as part of our Book of Life program — which can include scrap booking, photo sharing, or story telling — we would love to have your involvement!