It takes a village, and that is most certainly the case at Nazareth Home. Our campuses thrive because of the selflessness and service of our volunteers. These special people help us provide the person-centered care we are known and loved for at both locations.
For the past year and a half, due to COVID-19, we had to halt the visits from our volunteers. However, we are finally able to welcome them back in a limited quantity. Our staff, elders and families have missed them and are happy to have their smiling faces back among our halls. Their contributions and commitments are invaluable, as they bring a whole extra layer of companionship and relationship opportunities for the elders.
At Nazareth Home, we offer multiple options for people to serve. We have volunteers for liturgical ministries who assist with our daily Mass. Liturgy volunteers are Eucharistic Ministers that help distribute communion or are lectors who proclaim the Word of God at Mass. They also assist with bringing the elders to and from Mass. Most of these volunteers spend about an hour per week at Nazareth Home.
Volunteers can also help transfer elders to and from activities, write cards or letters, craft, play games or assist at an event. They also help elders use technology such as an iPad or our It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L) platform.
The activities volunteers come in as needed, and the time spent is as little or as much as they would like. It could be for an hour here or there or an entire afternoon a few days a week.
Currently, all volunteers must commit to taking a COVID-19 test and provide proof of vaccine.
Our volunteers are the backbone of many of the programs we offer at Nazareth Home. They’re our village. We are blessed to have them serve at Nazareth Home and are thrilled to welcome them back to our communities.
To learn more about volunteering, contact us at nazhome.org/volunteers or reach out to the following: