Q. Do volunteers need experience?
A. Volunteers need to have a genuine love for the older adult. Interaction with the participants requires patience and the ability to converse with individuals whose response may sometimes be limited. Scheduled volunteer trainings are provided on a regular basis.
Q. How much time am I required to work?
A. The Volunteer Orientation begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. The program hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with the ability to commit to at least two days per month. The Center is open Monday through Friday with the exception of the following designated holidays:
• New Year’s Day
• Martin Luther King Day
• President’s Day
• Memorial Day
• July 4
• Labor Day
• Thanksgiving Day
• Christmas Week
Q. What would I do at the Center?
- Help engage participants with memory impairment in the day’s activities
- Assist with socialization and offer compassion and reassurance to the program participants
- Support the staff in providing a loving, caring, and safe environment
Q. How do I become a volunteer?
A. If you would like to receive more information about volunteer opportunities at LARC, please contact the Center at 925-254-3465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org