The Volunteer Services department exists to advance the continuous improvement of our residents’ quality of life. Our mission is to enable, encourage and engage the residents of The Virginia Home through innovative utilization of our community’s resources.
Volunteers are truly the heart of our Home. They are our governing Board of Trustees, the Junior Board, and scores of individuals, families, schools, businesses, and organizations who give freely of their time and their talents to better the lives of our residents. Volunteers enhance our quality professional services with the caring support, assistance and friendship that comes from the heart.
Volunteers help enhance the quality of life of the residents at The Virginia Home by giving their time and talent. Here are a few of the wonderful programs and activities volunteers have been involved in:
- Spending hours upon hours of playing games including Bridge, BINGO, ping pong, hockey, kickball, Black Jack, board games, and Summer Olympic activities.
- Assisting and visiting with residents in their rooms. Helping put away clothes and straighten up shelves.
- Serving a cup of coffee at Rec Café, assisting with crafts in Occupational Therapy, passing out programs at the Extravaganza, painting a mural for The Ball, writing a letter with a resident in Open Shop; volunteers help the staff at The Virginia Home with ongoing programs and special events year round.
- Special performances, musical concerts and sing a longs, magicians and student actors The Virginia Home loves to be entertained.
Many residents need assistance with the simple things, such as opening mail, watering plants, strolling in the park, organizing their rooms, and writing letters. Offering your assistance in this capacity is one of the nicest things you can do…and the most appreciated too.
Many of our residents have computers in their room and sometimes need help with simple tasks like checking email, updating Facebook, playing games and searching the web. We would love to have consistent volunteers to help with resident computer needs.
Community Outing Companion
Along with staff from the Community Integration Department, accompany residents to a large variety of destinations such as concerts, movies, historical sites, sporting events, and museums. As a volunteer, you will assist a staff member and 1-2 residents for the duration of the trip. TVH picks up your tab, when applicable. Schedule changes monthly please see calendar and monthly e-newsletter “Around the Home” for specific outings that request volunteer assistance.
Many of the therapy departments welcome volunteer assistance for numerous of their ongoing programs and special events. Department hours are Monday-Friday 9-4. Please contact Volunteer Director with specific programs and times.
The Virginia Home hosts several special events annually and are always in need of volunteer support. From the Extravaganza, The Ball, 5K Walk and Roll, Summer Olympics, Halloween Social and Aquathon we need and love to have your help. See calendar for dates of upcoming events and contact the Volunteer Director for current opportunities to serve.
Share your talents with us
The Virginia Home welcomes groups and individuals to come in and entertain the residents with a performance of song, dance or whatever your talent may be. Please set this up with the Director of Volunteer Services so we can add you to the monthly calendar.