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ShelterCare

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested

One of the best things that can happen to a person experiencing Dementia, Alzheimer's, or cognitive impairment is to feel accepted and appreciated and to stay engaged with others and experience joy and belonging. Volunteers at the Uhlhorn Day Center are a vital part of engaging program participants in conversation and activities. In as little as an hour a week you can experience the satisfaction of making a meaningful connection with a person who benefits from the warmth and caring you offer.

We have multiple Volunteer Opportunities available:

Companionship Support - Engaging participants in conversation, activities, and games. Foster positive one on one interactions.

Activity Facilitator - Assist or lead pre-planned group activities such as chair yoga, light stretching or balancing exercises or music making. Accompany residents and staff on outings in the community.

Volunteer Coordinator - Assist with scheduling and coordination.

Community Outreach - Assist with distribution of marketing materials and discussing the program with community organizations.

Volunteer training:

Volunteers are appreciated and celebrated for what they offer. Basic information about what is helpful in interactions with our participants is offered to every volunteer. If interested, volunteers may participate in additional training opportunities.

Requirements:

Volunteers need to be consistent, calm, and dependable. To become a volunteer, you need to do the following:

  1. Complete an application
  2. Be able to offer kind, compassionate support to people with cognitive disabilities and some physical limitations
  3. Be able to pass a DHS background check
  4. Be available for a minimum of 1-2 hours a week and commit to 3 months of volunteering

Please fill out our quick, mobile-friendly application online at sheltercare.org.

If you have any questions, please contact Mathew Loyd (mloyd@sheltercare.org or 541-686-1262).

More opportunities with ShelterCare

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About ShelterCare

Location:

499 W. 4th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401, US

Mission Statement

ShelterCare shelters and supports families and individuals providing each an opportunity to live the fullest possible life in an environment that fosters well-being and success.

Description

ShelterCare is a private, nonprofit human services agency directed by a board of community volunteers. Program services are provided in three areas: a range of mental health programs from supported living to intensive residential care; residential training programs for survivors of traumatic brain injury; emergency shelter and transitional support for families with children who are homeless.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1250 W. 18th St.Eugene, OR 97402

(44.0399,-123.11205)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Administrative Support
  • Healthcare
  • Community Outreach
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least a few hours a week

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