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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES: 

Volunteers are very important at Guardian Angels Senior Services!   It is important for potential  volunteers to take time to think about working with the senior population and we want to make sure your placement is rewarding for you as well as our residents.

Volunteers are matched with the opportunity that is best suited for them and the needs of our residents. Each volunteer must complete an application stating their desired areas of volunteering and availability. Each volunteer applicant will be interviewed for open positions that meet the needs of the volunteer and Guardian Angels.  If accepted as a volunteer, a New Volunteer Orientation and Background Study are required prior to volunteering.  Orientation will include information on residents rights, safety procedures, privacy practices and volunteer conduct and commitment. Training is provided to make each volunteer is comfortable and excited about volunteering. Your commitment is very important and we are counting on you!

 

CLICK HERE - Volunteer Application

 Jr. Volunteers must be 14 years old when applying or volunteer with an adult.  

 

Guardian Angels Care Center - Elk River

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at Guardian Angels Care Center please contact Lynn Owens, Volunteer Coordinator at 763-241-4460 or lowens@ga-er.org 
 

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Volunteer Opportunites at Guardian Angels Care Center

Oil or Water Color Painters- Looking for volunteers who have painting experience, and would like to help our residents create their own masterpiece. All materials will be provided by the Care Center. Dates and times will be determined by your availability.

Baking Assistant – Thursday 9:15 AM – Weekly:  To assist recreation staff and residents prepare a baked item within a group setting.  Items you will assist with are measuring, mixing, preparing cookie sheets, etc.  As well as general preparation and clean up duties.

Bingo Assistant – Monday 3:15 PM and Thursday 3:00 PM – Weekly:  To assist recreation staff and residents during our bingo game.  Some residents may need help reading their cards or placing the bingo chips on the numbers as they are called.  Some residents may be hearing impaired, visually impaired or have mobility restriction.

Coffee Time – Saturday 2:15 PM – Weekly:  To help recreation staff, serve beverages and treats and to provide social interaction among the residents and yourself

Wheelchair Transporter – Tuesday 6:15 PM, For Music performer & Sunday 1:30 PM, For Chapel Service – Weekly:  To assist residents in wheelchairs to and from Tuesday evening music performance or Sunday afternoon chapel service.

Exercise Assistant - Monday 1:15 PM  or Wednesday 9:15 AM; Assist our recreation staff with group stretching exercises and join as the group plays a game of volleyball, bowling or balloon toss.

Coffee & Gift Shop Volunteer:  Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM -4:30PM, Saturday or Sunday 10:30 AM – 3:30 AM:  To fulfill the staffing needs of our Coffee & Gift Shop and to provide a warm and welcoming environment for all that visit.  Our Coffee & Gift shop is staffed by volunteers only.

Hospitality Assistant in Transitional Care Unit – Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday, one to two times/week 3:00-4:30 Offer reading material, word/jigsaw puzzles, deck of cards, visit, or transport a resident to coffee/gift shop for residents recovering in rehab. 

Music Entertainers – Come share your talents with residents playing music in the dayrooms in the morning or late afternoons, during lunch hour or coffee time at 2:30. Preferred days are Wednesdays and Thursdays rotating between 100 and 300 wings

One to One Visits-Come share your time with a resident that needs a visitor.  Any day of the week, times vary among residents.

Outdoor visiting – 1:30-2:30 –daily when weather is permissible,  Sit outside in the courtyard with a few residents to visit.  Residents enjoy getting fresh air but cannot be left alone outside.  Seasonal

Reader  Read short stories to the residents in either a group or individual setting, 2 times per month

Nail Polisher-Weekly, may remove polish, file and polish, no clipping/trimming allowed. 

Transporter – Assist Residents to and from various activities and Podiatry visits within our Care Center

Craft Assistant- 1st & 3rd Mondays 9:45-11:15 am -or-2nd 4th Wednesday's 1:15pm-2:45 pm - assist recreation staff with helping residents paint, glue and put together a variety of crafts together. Help with set-up and clean-up.

 

Engel Haus - Albertville

For more information regarding volunteer opportunites at Engel Haus, please contact Jody Wilson, Activity Coordiantor at 763-498-4594 or jwilson@ga-er.org 

 

We invite you become part of the Volunteer Program at Guardian Angels Engel Haus in Albertville, Minnesota. You can choose from a variety of activities and programs. You could be the one helping with games, crafts, Kaffee & Kuchen time, musical entertainment, Happy hour special events, or simply come and visit with the many wonderful people who call Guardian Angels Engel Haus home. Volunteers are matched with the opportunity that is best suited for them and the needs of the Engel Haus residents. Each volunteer that would like to volunteer, will complete an application stating their desired areas of volunteering. An orientation and background check will be completed by each volunteer before being scheduled. Volunteers, both junior and adult experience the joy of helping others and gain a wealth of rewarding personal experiences. 

 

Volunteer Opportunities at Engel Haus

Visitors - Visit with memory care residents, take them for a walk, engage in an activity, reminisce, etc. Male visitors for male residents are especially needed.

Musical Entertainers - Sharing your time and talents with the residents in a musical way is uplifting and can be so fulfilling for both the resident and the musicians. Anytime during the day is great, especially during Kaffee & Kuchen time @ 2:30pm.

BINGO Callers - Sunday afternoons @ 3:00 & 4:00pm and Wednesday Evenings @ 6:00pm.

Baking Assistant - Come & Bake with us the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month 1:30-2:30pm.

Craft Assistant - Let’s get crafty, assistance is needed in helping our residents create crafts & projects the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month 1:30-2:30pm.

Game Night Volunteers - Play games/cards with residents on Monday & Thursday Evenings @ 6:00pm

Walking Companions – Walk with our residents around the grounds and along the walking paths outdoors.

Devotion Leaders - Lead prayer groups, devotions or bible studies in the morning’s at 9:30am or 1:00pm, 7 days a week

 

Guardian Angels By The Lake - Elk River

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at Guardian Angels By The Lake, please contact Lori Herrboldt, Activity Director at 763-241-4472 or lherrboldt@ga-er.org

More information coming soon!

  

Riverview Landing - Otsego

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at Riverview Landing, please contact Lori Johnansen, Activity Coordinator at 763-635-5489 or ljohansen@ga-er.org

More Information coming soon!

 

Angels on Main - located within Riverview Landing - Otsego

 

Volunteer Opportunites at Angels on Main

  • Musicians
  • Card game players (500, cribbage and others)
  • Room players
  • Community Outing Assistant

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at Angels on Main, please contact Rosie Becker, Director of Adult Day Serices at 763-241-6845 or rbecker@ga-er.org

 

Club GA Wellness Center - Elk River and Otsego

Volunteer at Guardian Angels Wellness Center and earn free membership!

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at Club GA, please contact Kayla Miller, Director of Wellness at 763-241-4434 or kmiller@ga-er.org