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ORGANIZATION: The New Jewish Home, Manhattan Division

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Therapeutic Recreation Assistant - Garden Visit Volunteer

Organization: The New Jewish Home
Title: Therapeutic Recreation Assistant - Garden Visit Volunteer
Duties: Wednesdays/Thursdays, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of seniors? The New Jewish Home is seeking dedicated volunteers to join our team as Therapeutic Recreation Assistants for our Garden Visit program. This role involves assisting our residents from units FK-3 and FR-5 with their visits to our beautiful garden, providing them with fresh air, social interaction, and a chance to enjoy nature.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting residents in and out of the building to ensure their safety and comfort.
  • Engaging with residents in meaningful conversations and activities during garden visits.
  • Collaborating with Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Sarah LaRochelle, to facilitate a positive and enriching experience for all participants.
  • Ensuring that all activities comply with the health and safety guidelines set by The New Jewish Home.

This volunteer opportunity is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. If you are compassionate, enthusiastic, and looking to contribute to a vibrant community, we would love to hear from you!

For more information or to apply, please contact Chrismichael Berrios at cmberrios@jewishhome.org. Join us in making a lasting impact on the lives of our residents!

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About The New Jewish Home, Manhattan Division


120 West 106th Street, New York, NY 10025, US

Mission Statement

MISSION Our mission is to empower older adults to enhance purpose and well-being through a portfolio of innovative health care services. VISION Our vision is a new reality in which ageism is no longer, and society embraces its older adult members. VALUES Extend Welcome, Embrace Diversity, Affirm Dignity, Respect One Another, Embody Compassion, Increase Knowledge, and Pursue Justice


The New Jewish Home is a comprehensive, mission-driven nonprofit health care system serving older New Yorkers since 1848. We’ve been a New York eldercare landmark for over 170 years, and we’re still creating innovative new ways to serve seniors every day as we welcome all elders to #AgeLikeaNewYorker with us.

We are a nonprofit that provides care for the evolving needs of New Yorkers as they age, from the very frailest to those who just need a little extra help in managing chronic conditions at home. Let us help you and your family figure out exactly what kind of care you or your loved ones need.


Community, LGBTQ+, Seniors


Mon Jun 17, 2024 - Sun Sep 15, 2024
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM


120 West 106th StreetNew York, NY 10025



  • Elder care
  • Gardening
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Bilingual


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 Hours
  • ability to push a wheelchair, stand for long periods or time, bilingual a plus!

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