Bring the Outside World to our Residents!


(41.99303,-87.81075)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

6016-20 N. Nina AvenueChicago, IL 60631

Our senior residents love Spanish Class and are so very welcoming of volunteers.

About

Share your passion, skills or hobby with the residents of our award-winning senior residential facility. We make it easy for you to facilitate a program. We have programs ready to go or we'll help you create your own. Our residents love volunteers.

Examples of current volunteer-facilitated programs:

  • Spanish lessons
  • Trivia (volunteer needed)
  • Happy Hour (all about Ireland)
  • Stars of the Golden Age (volunteer needed)
  • Current Events
  • Reiki Evening Meditation
  • Travels to China

Ideas for programs -but the sky's the limit!

  • Travelogues - share your pictures!
  • Dominos/Cribbage/Monopoly - lead a game hour
  • Meditation and stretching
  • Architecture with Legos & model building
  • Improv/Poetry Slam

Hours available: Mon-Fri between the hours of 10 and 2 pm

Requirements:

  • Enthusiastic about the subject
  • Some computer skills are nice but not required

1 to 2 hours once per week will make a big difference in the lives of the seniors we serve.

Benefits of your commitment:

  • Work with an energetic and friendly group of people who are Reshaping Aging
  • Gain valuable experience in elder-care and senior services nonprofit sector
  • 25% off eligible merchandise in the Norwood Life Society Thrift Shop
  • On the day you volunteer you may have a free lunch in the employee lounge

Skills

  • Mental Health
  • People Skills
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Relationship Building
  • Group Facilitation

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum 2 hours per week
  • Patience, respect, love of live, sharing, love of wellness

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