Brethren Village Retirement Community offers a variety of opportunities to volunteer your special talents to enhance the quality of life and care of our Residents. The Volunteer Services Department is available to help coordinate sharing your time and efforts with the needs of our facility. Volunteers participate in established programs, help with various resident services and assist our staff in providing important services to our campus community each and every day.
Volunteers provide a vital link between the community and the Residents, allowing the Village to function and grow together. Churches, individuals, couples, groups such as Scouts or civic organizations, families with children and/or pets and college students can all volunteer at Brethren Village.
Volunteer Opportunities Include:
- Staffing the Village Grocery Stores, Gift Shop and Thrift Shop
- One-to-one visitation with Residents
- Ice and water serving
- Special event staffing and planning
- Transport Residents in wheelchairs
- Staffing campus events & activities
- Pet therapy
- Sewing, mending and quilting
- Assisting with Bingo
- Leading/Assisting with crafts & activities
- Present programs about special interests, hobbies, mission trips, events, etc.
- Piano playing
- Library assistance
- Sorting, delivering mail
- Leading Bible studies
The Brethren Village Auxiliary, a church-organized volunteering function of the Village, invites friends and community members of the Village to participate in activities that directly benefit Residents.
Brethren Village also reaches out to Teen Volunteers through our Teen Volunteer Orientation, held throughout the year for school-aged children interested in assisting the Village. From playing games with Residents to sharing musical talents, the Village welcomes helpers of all ages.
To become a Volunteer, Auxiliary Member or Teen Volunteer, or for more information, please Contact Us or call the Coordinator of Volunteer Services at 717-581-4251.