Make a Difference by Volunteering
It is hard to put into words how valuable volunteers are to the day-to-day operations of The Memory Care Center, the adult day program for seniors with dementia, and Connections, A Memory Club, which is a group respite program, both part of Well-Spring Solutions. Volunteers are an integral part of the services we provide to the members attending our centers and to their caregivers. If you are interested in volunteering with Well-Spring Solutions, here are just a few of the volunteer opportunities available.
Special Projects: Various special events such as the “senior” prom and other miscellaneous projects. Hours are flexible.
Program Assistant Volunteer: The Program Assistant Volunteers offer reassurance and companionship to the members who attend the programs. They may work one-on-one with an individual or with groups. They may be offered opportunities to conduct small group activities, lead exercises, help in meal preparation or discuss the news and day’s events.
Art Volunteer: Art Volunteers assist staff or lead small group or one-on-one art activities. This may include planning and implementing art projects one to two times each month with members who attend programs. These art projects can consist of water or acrylic painting, working with clay, wood working or other appropriate mediums.
Intergenerational Volunteers: Children who are accompanied by adults and will volunteer at the programs are called Intergenerational Volunteers. Activities for such volunteers include pet therapy, arts and crafts, music or exercise, just to name a few!
Entertainment Volunteers: Entertainment Volunteers share talents such as playing musical instruments, singing, storytelling and performing.
Devotions Volunteer: Devotions Volunteers lead discussions of a spiritual nature by reading stories, scripture and/or singing hymns with the members.
One-on-One Volunteers: One-on-One Volunteers work with individuals who benefit from individual attention due to their impairments. Activities may include taking them for a walk, assisting them individually with group activities or just sitting and holding their hand.
Horticulture Volunteers: Horticulture Volunteers lead activities such as gardening, flower arranging, crafts with dried flowers, garden reminiscing and armchair garden tours.
Pet Therapy Volunteers: Pet Therapy Volunteers bring their pets to the programs on a regular basis. During the visit they will take the pet around to different members and reminisce about pets they have owned.
Creative Movement Volunteers: Creative movement volunteers work with small groups of participants doing simple creative movement exercises once or twice a week.
Sign Up to Volunteer
For More Information
Contact: Leslie Martin
Connections Program Director and Volunteer Coordinator
(336) 373-4301 or by email.