HomeAgain VR is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven community that offers human connection through shared virtual experiences.
HomeAgain VR's platform allows participants and volunteers to chat with one another while exploring the world, visiting museums, seeing wildlife, and more. We are a channel for uplifting and positive social interactions, which we believe can improve the health, wisdom, and happiness of people everywhere. Accessibility and inclusiveness are at the core of our mission, and we strive to make our program easy to use for people of all ages, income levels, and physical abilities. Many of our current customers are residents of assisted living communities.
Volunteering for HomeAgain VR is a very rewarding experience. As a volunteer you get to play around with an exciting new technology, work with a people from a variety of backgrounds who look forward to your visits, and best of all, bring smiles to faces and take part in incredible moments.
My favorite part of volunteering is hearing resident's stories and finding VR experiences for them. In my several volunteer sessions I have witnessed both caretakers and residents of elder care facilities laugh, cry (with joy!), be amazed, and have old memories triggered. In some cases you work with disabled individuals or those in memory care, and seeing their faces light up with recognition when you show them a place they went in their youth is incredibly moving. I can't recommend HomeAgain VR enough!
I've helped out with several of HomeAgain VR's activities in senior living. The atmosphere is always happy and energetic thanks to enthusiastic volunteers and senior residents who seem to love the new technology. I saw a woman cry tears of joy when she got to visit the Oregon Coast again thanks to VR.