Sholom, in partnership with our community, supports adults in need across the continuum of care, to live fully in a Jewish environment where ALL are welcome.
Sholom is a nonprofit organization that has built a reputation for excellence in providing high quality senior care that has spanned over 100 years. With two convenient metro locations, Sholom offers a continuum of care ranging from independent senior apartment homes and assisted living to short-term rehab and skilled nursing care, hospice services, memory care, adult day services, and meals-on-wheels. Sholom is dedicated to serving the best interest of our residents through a holistic approach that includes the individual, their family, the staff and the community at large.
We love volunteers at Sholom and believe that our volunteer program is only limited by imagination and execution. With that being said, the department that requires the most volunteer support at Sholom is Therapeutic Recreation. This department is critical to the success of our mission and for the growth and support of our residents’ health and wellbeing. Examples of this departments needs would be for escorting residents to/from programming and special events; helping to facilitate activities; enjoying some one-on-one time with a resident; and chaperoning for outings around the community. The hours are flexible, within reason, with most volunteers committing to at least a 1 to 2 hour shift on a regular basis.
** We have a large Russian speaking population and those residents would certainly benefit from an interaction with someone who also speaks Russian. In addition, there is a need for pet and music interaction. There would also be an opportunity to create special group volunteer opportunities so please consider inviting friends and family if this is cleared with your professors ahead of time.
How to Apply:
Students are required to fill out a volunteer application. In addition there will need to be a background screening with fingerprinting – this is due to the interaction with Vulnerable Adults – there is no charge for this. There will be a brief orientation, about 30 minutes, which will include completing the remaining paperwork and a short tour of the campus – easy peasy lemon squeezy.
***Come help us serve the generation that has already served***