Brighten a Life: Volunteer!

Donna and Tinkerbell

DONNA & TINKERBELL visit with residents, sharing good cheer.

Got a heart to help? We want you!

No experience or special skills are required to bring joy to others at Columbia Basin Care, the region’s only nonprofit, long-term care facility.

With a full schedule of music, movies, manicures, fitness classes, games, and outings, there’s never a dull moment at Columbia Basin Care — and volunteers help make it happen. Our programs provide an essential social component that ensures residents maintain a sense of independence, self-respect, dignity, and fun!

All ages are encouraged to volunteer, from youth to retirees. “Everyone has something to give and something to share,” notes Julie Turner, assistant director of nursing services.

A variety of volunteer positions are open, from one-to-one visiting to assisting with activities, events, and more. No experience is required, just a commitment to caring and a heart to help.

Volunteer Opportunities:
• Friendly Visitor
• Arts & Crafts Assistant
• Field Trip Assistant
• Me & My Pet Visitor
• Fitness Class Assistant
• Read-to-Resident Visitor
. . . and more! Have an idea? Let us know how you’d like to help.

Rewards:

• Satisfaction in helping others
• Gain experience and new skills
• Have fun and make new friends
• Be part of a team that values the elderly

Requirements:

• Friendly, reliable, and willing to learn
• Commit to a minimum of six-months of service
• Complete application process: interview, background check, training
• Adhere to company policies and procedures

“We’d love to match your interests and skills to our needs,” says Alesia O’Brien, Columbia Basin’s activities director.

For more information, contact Alesia O’Brien, activities director, 541-296-2156. Or drop by in person: Columbia Basin Care, 1015 Webber St. in The Dalles.