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Volunteers are very important at Guardian Angels Senior Services!   It is important for potential  volunteers to take time to think about working with the senior population and we want to make sure your placement is rewarding for you as well as our residents.

Volunteers are matched with the opportunity that is best suited for them and the needs of our residents. Each volunteer must complete an application stating their desired areas of volunteering and availability. Each volunteer applicant will be interviewed for open positions that meet the needs of the volunteer and Guardian Angels.  If accepted as a volunteer, a New Volunteer Orientation and Background Study are required prior to volunteering.  Orientation will include information on residents rights, safety procedures, privacy practices and volunteer conduct and commitment. Training is provided to make each volunteer is comfortable and excited about volunteering. Your commitment is very important and we are counting on you!

 

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 Jr. Volunteers must be 14 years old when applying or volunteer with an adult.  

 

Guardian Angels Care Center - Elk River

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at Guardian Angels Care Center please contact Lynn Owens, Volunteer Coordinator at 763-241-4460 or lowens@ga-er.org 
 

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Volunteer Opportunites at Guardian Angels Care Center

Baking Assistant – Thursday 9:15 AM – Weekly:  To assist recreation staff and residents prepare a baked item within a group setting.  Items you will assist with are measuring, mixing, preparing cookie sheets, etc.  As well as general preparation and clean up duties.

Bingo Assistant – Monday 3:15 PM and Thursday 3:00 PM – Weekly:  To assist recreation staff and residents during our bingo game.  Some residents may need help reading their cards or placing the bingo chips on the numbers as they are called.  Some residents may be hearing impaired, visually impaired or have mobility restriction.

Coffee Time – Saturday 2:15 PM – Weekly:  To help recreation staff, serve beverages and treats and to provide social interaction among the residents and yourself

Wheelchair Transporter – Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoon.  Assist residents in wheelchairs to and from Tuesday evenings Music Performance or Sunday afternoon Chapel Service.

Exercise Assistant - Monday 1:15 PM  or Wednesday 9:15 AM; Assist our recreation staff with group stretching exercises and join as the group plays a game of volleyball, bowling or balloon toss.

Coffee & Gift Shop Volunteer -   Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM -4:30PM, Saturday or Sunday 10:30 AM – 3:30 AM:  To fulfill the staffing needs of our Coffee & Gift Shop and to provide a warm and welcoming environment for all that visit.  Our Coffee & Gift shop is staffed by volunteers only.

Hospitality Assistant in Transitional Care Unit – Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday, one to two times/week 3:00-4:30 Offer reading material, word/jigsaw puzzles, deck of cards, visit, or transport a resident to coffee/gift shop for residents recovering in rehab. 

Music Entertainers – Come share your talents with residents playing music in the dayrooms in the morning or late afternoons, during lunch hour or coffee time at 2:30. Preferred days are Wednesdays and Thursdays rotating between 100 and 300 wings.  Also looking for Musicians to visit on Saturday or Sunday during coffee time at 2:15.

One to One Visits -Come share your time with a resident that needs a visitor.  Any day of the week, times vary among residents.

Outdoor visiting – 1:30-2:30 –daily when weather is permissible,  Sit outside in the courtyard with a few residents to visit.  Residents enjoy getting fresh air but cannot be left alone outside.  Seasonal

Reader -  Read short stories to the residents in either a group or individual setting, 2 times per month

Nail Polisher -Weekly, may remove polish, file and polish, no clipping/trimming allowed. 

Craft Assistant - 1st & 3rd Mondays 9:45-11:15 am -or-2nd 4th Wednesday's 1:15pm-2:45 pm - assist recreation staff with helping residents paint, glue and put together a variety of crafts together. Help with set-up and clean-up.

Eleven Hour Vigil Volunteer - Provide a compassionate presence and sense of comfort to our residents who are imminently dying and prefer not to be alone. Volunteers also offer relief to family members who are with their loved ones but need a break.  Volunteer is needed on an on-call basis.  

 

Engel Haus - Albertville

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at Engel Haus, please contact Jody Wilson, Activity Coordinator at 763-498-4594 or jwilson@ga-er.org 

 We invite you become part of the Volunteer Program at Guardian Angels Engel Haus in Albertville, Minnesota. You can choose from a variety of activities and programs. You could be the one helping with games, crafts, Kaffee & Kuchen time, musical entertainment, happy hour special events, or simply come and visit with the many wonderful people who call Guardian Angels Engel Haus home. Volunteers are matched with the opportunity that is best suited for them and the needs of the Engel Haus residents. Each volunteer that would like to volunteer will complete an application stating their desired areas of volunteering. An orientation and background check will be completed by each volunteer before being scheduled. Volunteers, both junior and adult experience the joy of helping others and gain a wealth of rewarding personal experiences. 

 

Volunteer Opportunities at Engel Haus

Visitors - Visit with memory care residents, take them for a walk, engage in an activity, reminisce, etc. Male visitors for male residents are especially needed.

Musical Entertainers - Sharing your time and talents with the residents in a musical way is uplifting and can be so fulfilling for both the resident and the musicians. Anytime during the day is great, especially during Kaffee & Kuchen time @ 2:30pm.

BINGO/POKENO Callers - Saturday afternoons @ 1:30pm and occasional Wednesday evenings @ 6:00pm.

Baking Assistant - Come & Bake with us, 2:00pm, on the 4th Thursday of the month.

Reader - Read short stories to the residents in either a group or individual setting, Two times per month is preferred.

Outdoor Visiting - 10:00-11:30am or 1:00-2:30pm - daily when weather is permissible.  Sit outside in the courtyard with a few of our residents to visit.  Residents enjoy getting fresh air but cannot be left alone outside. Seasonal.

Kaffe & Kuchen (Coffee Time) -Daily 2:30pm - To help our recreation staff serve beverages and treats and provide social interaction among the residents and yourself.

One to One Visits - Come share your time with a resident that needs a visitor.  Any day of the week, times may vary among residents.

Pet Visitor- Bring in your well behaved pet to visit Residents. All shots must be up to date.


Craft Assistant - Bring a craft to do with our residents.  Assistance is needed in helping our residents create crafts and projects.  Helping residents paint, glue and put together a variety of crafts together.  Help with set-up and clean up.

Game Night Volunteers - Play games/cards with residents on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday evenings @ 6:00pm.

Walking Companions – Walk with our residents around the grounds and along the walking paths outdoors.

Devotion Leaders - Lead prayer groups, devotions or bible studies.


Guardian Angels By The Lake - Elk River

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at Guardian Angels By The Lake, please contact Lori Herrboldt, Activity Director at 763-241-4472 or lherrboldt@ga-er.org

Volunteer Opportunities at Guardian Angels By THe Lake

Coffee Time Volunteer: Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri from 2:45pm -4:00pm.  Help servce coffee and treats and visit with the residents attending.

Bingo Help: Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am. 
 
Exercise Helper:  Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am - 10:00am.  Help distribute and collect exercise equipment to/from residents participating in class and help transport residents.

500 Card Player:  Tuesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm.  Come and play 500 with some of our card players.

Visitors:  Come visit, play games or spend time outside during the summer months with our residents.  Schedule flexible.

Nail Polisher:  Friday 2:00pm - 3:00pm.  Come brighten a residents day by polishing their nails.

Library Organizer:  Help us keep our library organized and inviting to all who visit.  Schedule flexible.

Piano Player for Residents Sing-a-Longs:  Our residents really enjoy music and love volunteers to come in and play for a sing-a-long.  Schedule flexible.


Riverview Landing - Otsego

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at Riverview Landing, please contact Lori Johnansen, Activity Coordinator at 763-635-5489 or ljohansen@ga-er.org

 

Volunteer Opportunites at Riverview Landing

Musical Entertainers - Looking for musicians to share their talents with tenants and/or memory care residents.  We enjoy anything from singing, playing the piano or playing a musical instrument.  We are open to times that fit your schedule.

Resident/Tenant Visits - Looking for volunteers to spend one on one time with a residents or tenants.  This can be set up in order to work with your schedule.

Behind the Scenes Volunteers:

Craft Prep - Looking for someone to help prepare materials for a craft project.  This is an as needed basis.

 

Angels on Main - located within Riverview Landing - Otsego

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at Angels on Main, please contact Rosie Becker, Director of Adult Day Serices at 763-241-6845 or rbecker@ga-er.org

 

Volunteer opportunities at Angels On Main Adult Day Services include craft leader for group of gals - can be one time, or once a  month.  Also have several people interested in playing cards, especially cribbage, one or more times per month.  Musicians are always welcome!  Angels On Main plans several day trips for our clients to places such as garden tours, out to lunch, the library, nature centers, etc.  These trips are always more fun with volunteers along to assist the clients by walking with them, pushing a wheelchair, or simply visiting while staff tends to the needs of other clients.  Help with one or more trips per month, as your schedule allows.

 

Volunteer Opportunites at Angels on Main

Share the fun - Trip Volunteer! - Angels On Main plans many day trips for our clients to places such as garden tours, ourt to lunch, the library, shopping, etc.  These trips are always more fun with volunteers along to assist the clients by walking with them, pushing a wheelchair, or simply visiting while staff tends to the needs of other clients.  Help with one or more trips per month, as you schedule allows.

Guy Trippin - Are you an adult male with experience in caregiving?  Your help is needed when our group goes on trips, such as lunch out, shopping, zoo, library, etc.  Be a companion to our male clients and lend special assistance as needed.

Ourtdoor Friend - Spend time on our patio with individuals who love to be outside enjoying birds and flowers, but need an individual to share it with.  Come as often as you & weather can.

Visit Adults with Memory Loss - Make a difference in the lives of persons with memory loss by giving individual attention.  Serve in our unique homey atmosphere one or more days per month.

Cards/Games Player - Share a game of cards or a board game with individuals or small groups, one or more times per month.  Maybe cribbage, checkers, crazy eights, scrabble or your mutual interests.

Musician - Share your musical talents for the enjoyment of Angels On Main Clients.  Flexible

Manicurist -Give participants the joy of pampering with a manicure.  Once or more/month.

Craft/Bead Group Coordinator - Plan craft projects for 1-4 individuals.  Gather supplies, lead craft and assist individuals as needed.  Once a month, or occassional.

  

Club GA Wellness Center - Elk River and Otsego

Volunteer at Guardian Angels Wellness Center and earn free membership!

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at Club GA, please contact Kayla Miller, Director of Wellness at 763-241-4434 or kmiller@ga-er.org