THE CROSSROADS HOUSE VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE...
Allows you to put love into action. It opens hearts and fosters understanding, compassion and cooperation among individuals. Volunteering reminds us that there is goodness in the world and that life has a purpose! The Crossroads house selfless and compassionate volunteers are the main foundation of Crossroads House.
Without the “Crossroads House Volunteer Extended Family,” there would be no Comfort Home for the Dying to serve our community. You need not have previous medical experience, but have a willing and compassionate heart.
A volunteer commitment is four hours once a week or every other week. Free, thorough training is provided followed by mentoring sessions as well as partnered training with an experienced volunteer and our nursing staff.
You may contact us by calling Crossroads House at 585.343.3892
or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to become a Crossroads House volunteer? Please click here to download an application form. (pdf)
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Music Therapy Provided by Volunteers
Direct Resident Care
After thorough training & mentoring, our volunteers work directly with residents ensuring their physical needs are safely ensured and proper symptom-control management is achieved and maintained.
Our volunteers are always there to lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on, and support both the resident and their family and friends in their grieving process.
Filing, copying, computer work, mailings and other various tasks are always needed that help to support our office staff.
From planning to implementation, fundraising volunteers are always needed. Fundraising meetings are the first Wednesday of each month at 5pm at Crossroads House.
Why not help planting and maintaining our beautiful outdoor flower and memorial garden or assist with lawn care, Spring & Fall clean-ups and snow removal.
Like all homes, ours needs up-keep and TLC, so why not put your talents to good use helping others.
Crossroads House Volunteer at the Health Fair
AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING
- Lower rates of depression
- Greater longevity
- Less chronic pain
- Improved self-esteem
- Reduced insomnia
- Strengthened immune system
- Learn or develop a new skill
- Sense of achievement and motivation
- Make a positive impact in your community
- Meet a diverse range of people
- Broaden your life experiences
- Boost your career options
- Puts purpose back into your life
- Feel good about yourself with having a venue
to share your energy, time, skills and talents
- Enhances your quality of life
The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.
~ De Ann Hollis