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Opportunity: Become a friend to a person living with dementia. Offer conversation, friendship and understanding. You will be paired with 1-2 specific residents to get to know and befriend. Volunteers are also needed who speak other languages (in addition to American English) and enjoy connecting with individuals living with Alzheimer's or other dementias. Here are our current desired languages: English, Japanese, French, and German.
Responsibilities: Connect with our residents by chatting with them, reading to them, playing games, assisting with activities such as art, singing, exercise, encouraging individuals to participate in group activities, and spending one-on-one time.
Skills/Qualifications: Must be willing to help others and enjoy talking and visiting with people. Must be willing to interact with people who have a memory impairment. Must treat participants, staff and fellow volunteers with dignity and respect. Must be dependable, patient, and have a good sense of humor.
Lines of Communication: You will work with the Activities Department Staff and the Director of Community Engagement.
Orientation: Volunteers must attend a mandatory 2-hour orientation. Volunteers learn about dementia, communication skills, and dementia activities.
Work Requirements: COVID-19 immunization is required. A negative 2-step TB test is required within one year prior of your volunteer start date is required. If a 2-step has been completed more than one year before start date, then a 1-step TB test is required within one year of start date. In this case, copies of both the 2-step and 1-step would be required.
Times Available: We work with your schedule! Timeslots available from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Minimum time per day is one hour.
Commitment: Volunteers are requested to commit to volunteer a minimum of one time a month.
Volunteer Benefits: Free parking and free lunch!
Contact: Director of Community Engagement, Dorothy Colby, via phone or e-mail if you are interested in applying for this volunteer opportunity. Phone 808-525-6770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This volunteer opportunity is available at all three of our locations:
Nuuanu * Hale Kūʻike * 95 Kawananakoa Place * Honolulu, HI 96817 * 808-595-6770
Kaneohe * Hale Kūʻike Bayside * 45-212 Kaneohe Bay Drive * Kaneohe, HI 96744 * 808-235-6770
Pali * Hale Kūʻike Pali * 2627 Pali Highway * Honolulu, HI 96817 * 808-525-6770
Hale Kūʻike has three long-term residential care homes that specializes in memory care. Located in Nuuanu, Pali and Kaneohe, our homes offer a caring and supportive environment for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia related illnesses. Our goal is simple: to help change the standard of care for those with memory impairments in Hawaii by serving as a model memory care residence. With extensive local healthcare experience and a commitment to excellence, Hale Kūʻike strives to be on a par with the finest in the nation. The meaning of "Kūʻike" is to understand.
We need you! Your time and energy mean a great deal to our success and support for individuals in our homes that are living with dementia.
Volunteers have the opportunity to engage with residents, The following are examples of day and weekend volunteer opportunities offered, and supported by staff members:
1:1 Friendly visits and companionship
Assist with special events
Help residents with manicures
Assist or lead art, dance, music, or exercise classes
Prepare greeting cards for family members
Dine and socialize with residents
Sensory stimulation and hand massages
Reading group/book club
Assist or lead craft projects
Sing or play an instrument
Gardening (raised bed plant and garden care)
Cooking (prepare snacks and serve food and beverages, coordinate cooking classes)
All volunteers are required to complete an application, interview, and attend orientation and training. A 2-step TB test is also required by the Department of Health.
For questions about volunteering and to acquire an application, please contact Dorothy Colby at 808-595-6770 or email@example.com.
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
Hale Ku'ike95 Kawananakoa PlHonoluluHonolulu, HI96817
March 28, 2021
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
Times Available: We work with your schedule! Timeslots available from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Minimum time per day is two hours.
Commitment: Volunteers are requested to commit to volunteer a minimum of two times a month.
COVID-19 vaccination required; 2-step TB test is required within one year prior of your volunteer start date is required. If a 2-step has been completed more than one year before start date, then a 1-step TB test is required.