April is National Volunteer Month!
Elizabeth Andrew said, “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” At Providence Place, we are blessed to have many wonderful volunteers with great big hearts! In celebration of National Volunteer Month, we’d like to highlight some special folks that help to enrich the lives of our residents.
We are proud to partner with Secondhand Hounds to provide pet visits to our residents through their community-based program, Secondhand Hope. Pet visits help to reduce stress, depression, isolation, and blood pressure. Visit https://secondhandhounds.org/programs/secondhand-hope/ to learn more and support this amazing program that is making a difference at Providence Place and the greater community!
We are excited to work with volunteers to offer technology assistance to our residents! Patient, tech-savvy students from South High School teach our residents ways to use technology to be more connected to their loved ones and their community. Not only do our tech tutors help residents to feel less frustrated with their technology devices, they also help to increase circles of support and improve mood.
We also have volunteers from local churches including St. Helena’s Catholic Church, Word of Grace Baptist Church, and Greater Friendship Baptist Church. These volunteers share their love, passion, and music with our residents each month, and some have been visiting Providence Place for more than 20 years!
Here at Providence Place we have many other volunteer opportunities including manicures, hand massage, music performances, art class assistance, storytelling, assistance with games/parties, and leading groups in your expertise.
Onsite training and support is offered as needed.
For more info on how you can make a difference in the lives of our residents, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Brett Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-238-2538.
Volunteers make a difference!