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Volunteers can bring unique skills and fresh outlooks to patients and associates alike.  

We work with all kinds of volunteers and everyone has a different reason for why they want to give back. Some want to give back locally, impact residents, or learn a new skill for a future career. No matter your motivation for volunteering, your time and dedication to our residents are one of the most rewarding things.

Volunteers help organize activities and outings, assist with dining services, or just spend time talking to our residents. You can even bring your skills and passions to benefit our residents. Any time you can give makes a difference in their lives. 

  • Large group activities: Volunteers can help with everything from setting up and serving refreshments to distributing supplies during large group activities like picnics, holiday parties, and community outreach events.
  • Small group activities: If you want to help with small group activities, you can expect to spend more one-on-one time with our residents. Some of these activities may include art workshops, book club meetings, and game time.
  • Individual activities: Sometimes volunteers can work with individual residents. They may be asked to read to a resident who is sight-impaired, help a resident with arthritis write a letter, or simply visit with residents who aren’t as comfortable in large group settings.


We accept any time you are willing to give! Here are some of the typical commitment levels for our volunteers:
  • Active - Weekly volunteersCo
  • As Needed - Volunteers to serve periodically
  • Short-term - Those who have seasonal or internship schedules
  • Direct Contact - Volunteers who will work one-on-one with patients
  • Indirect care - Volunteers will hold roles that do not involve direct resident involvement such as answering the phone, managing the screening desk, etc.

What are the requirements to be an Ethica Volunteer?

  • Understand that volunteers are here for the benefit of the residents
  • Be at least 16 years old unless participating as part of a school or church group
  • All volunteers over 18, that have private one to one contact with a patient without supervision must be fingerprinted
  • Complete simple paperwork and orientation


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