Presbyterian Homes

Agency Description:

PHS is a non-profit, faith-based organization providing housing choices and services to older adults aimed to promote independence, vitality, and well-being. Nearly 500 residents call our Bloomington campus home. We have a full continuum of care ranging from out-patient services and transitional/rehabilitation care to long-term care and memory care. We also have assisted living and independent living apartments under our roof.

We are honored to care for the seniors that live at Presbyterian Homes and Services of Bloomington. We hope to create smiles in the eyes of the people we serve --- will you help create smiles?

 

Position Descriptions:

Unit Attendant\Smile Maker

Volunteers in this position are assigned to specific areas of the campus and complete tasks that enhance our overall customer experience. This could include greeting people at our entrances; making rounds to common areas and main hallways to make sure everyone knows where they are going; checking in with nursing stations to see if anyone will need help with admissions or discharges; and helping with minor non-personal tasks of residents, like fetching them a beverage or adjusting the blinds. Duties will be determined based on schedule and length of shift.

 

Life Enrichment Activities

In each unit of our building we have a calendar full of events to help enrich the lives of our residents and contribute to their overall wellness. Volunteers help residents get to activities by escorting them in their wheel chair; assisting them complete some tasks; and in some cases leading the activity. Activities include BINGO, crafts, manicures, reading, news, etc. Shifts are typically 1-1.5 hours. A weekly commitment is preferred. Specifically looking for individuals on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays between 10-12 and 1 -5.

 

Technology Tutors

Volunteers needed to help residents with their technology issues and questions. Everything from how to download and use an app on a phone or tablet to how to check email.  Available any day of the week between 9-4 pm, evening shifts from 6-7:30 pm may also be available. A regularly scheduled weekly volunteer shift of 2-3 hours. Full semester commitment required.

 

One-on-One Visitor

Most of our residents receive regular visits from family and friends but those who don’t may become lonely. Visiting and one-on-one communication is an important component in an older adult’s life and their overall wellness. Volunteers are able to come and connect with 1-4 older adults individually. This opportunity is also great for parents that are interested in family volunteering.  Daytime, Evening, and Weekends Available.  Shifts are typically 1-1.5 hours. A weekly commitment is preferred. Full semester commitment required.

 

Beauty Salon Assistant

Volunteer needed to escort residents in our care center to and from their hair appointment. Volunteer also visits with residents while they are waiting and is able to offer hand massages and basic manicures if they feel comfortable doing so. Opportunities available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in the morning and early afternoon.

 

How to Apply:

Contact Samantha Sleeman at ssleeman@preshomes.org to inquire about opportunities or complete online application by visiting www.myvolunteerpage.com.  Please go to the bottom of the page where it asks “Did an organization send you here?” or “Search for Organization” or “ Organization Search” on the bottom left hand side of the page. Search for Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington and then proceed in creating a profile & filling out an application. 

Deadlines coordinate with school deadlines. Application, background study, and orientation required before service begins.