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Hale Ku'ike

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Opportunity: Volunteer solo entertainers or groups (singers and musicians, groups not bigger than 10 individuals due to the size of our home) are needed to perform our residents living with dementia. If you have a love of music and want to share it, we have a loving appreciative audience for you! Throughout the course of dementia, the part of the brain that connects to music remains. Our residents who might not be able to speak, can still sing all the words to songs from their youth.

Responsibilities: Use music to connect with our residents living with dementia. Singing and/playing a musical instrument for our residents. Old-timey songs, both in English and Japanese, are big hits. We have a piano on-site. Performances an hour or less work best for our residents.

Skills/Qualifications: Must be willing to perform 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: No orientation is needed for musical performance volunteers.

Work Requirements: Bring own instruments (except piano). We are a small home so generally speakers are not needed. When using speakers or amplifiers, volume does not need to be very high.

Times Available: We work with your schedule! Best performance times are 10 am and 3pm. Performance should be between 30 min and one hour.

Commitment: Volunteers are requested to commit to volunteer a minimum of once a quarter.

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 dorothy@halekuike.com.

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

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About Hale Ku'ike

Location:

95 Kawananakoa Pl, Honolulu, HI 96817, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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
  • Flower arranging
  • 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
  • Program/event set-up
  • Reading group/book club
  • Bible study
  • 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 dorothy@halekuike.com.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Hale Ku'ike95 Kawananakoa PlHonoluluHonolulu, HI 96817

(21.32684,-157.85025)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Healthcare
  • People Skills
  • Singing
  • Keyboard Instrument
  • Music Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Times Available: We work with your schedule! Best performance times are 10 am and 3pm. Performance should be between 30 min and one hour. Commitment: Volunteers are requested to commit to volunteer a minimum of one time a month.
  • Work Requirements: Bring own instruments (except piano). We are a small home so generally speakers are not needed. When using speakers or amplifiers, volume does not need to be very high.

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