Volunteering at St. Ann’s

Becoming a volunteer at St. Ann’s offers the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our elders.

How to get involved:

Becoming a Community Volunteer allows you form long lasting relationships with the Elders of St. Ann’s Community. Join our team and participate in the daily activities, celebrations, and milestones!

  • Pastoral Care: Assisted Elders to Mass, serve as a Eucharist Minister, or visit individuals for prayer.
  • Life Enrichment: Engage Elders in activities like puzzles, games, or one-on-one visits, including BINGO!, music, arts & crafts, manicures, and gardening.
  • Pages with Pals: Read books and embark on adventures with Elders.
  • Friendly Visits: Regularly visit with the same Elder or neighborhood, playing games, watching TV, and really getting to know one another.
  • Friendly Pet Visits: Think of how full your pets make your home! Bring your pet to share love and snuggles with Elders!
  • As needed Volunteering: Volunteer for special occasions, large events, or when it fits your schedule!
  • Create your own experience: Share your talents, whether in nail painting, art, music, or any other creative activity, with Elders!

Open Volunteer Days: 

Need volunteer hours for school, a group, a confirmation class, or something similar? Join us at St. Ann’s Community! Volunteer Days are perfect for middle school, high school, and college students seeking less than 20 hours of community service.  Register HERE.

How might you make a difference? 

To volunteer, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old.

And complete:

  • An Application
  • Interview
  • Background Check
  • Health Screening
  • Orientation

Opportunities for groups to be involved:

We would love to have your group come in and spend time with the members of St. Ann’s Community – both Elders and staff! We have a few ways for your organization to connect with the Elders in our community.

Adopt a Grandparent Event:

  • Come spend a morning, afternoon, or evening with out Elders! Activities will be based on the size of your volunteer group, and can range from assisting in daily activities, to participating in big events, or creating something unique just for your group.
  • The ideal timeline for an “Adopt a Grandparent Event” is one month prior to the desired date, but depending on the activity we can work with a shorter timeline. Groups coming in have a really great positive impact on the days and lives of our Elders!

Hosting an event at your location:

  • Hosting a community service fair? Want to make holiday cards for elders? Have a unique idea of what people in your location can do to benefit our Elders? Connect with the Volunteer Services Manager, Colleen Holcomb, for materials and the possibility of having staff helping support the event!
  • Have an event happening at your community, like a school play or a concert? Our Elders would love to attend! There are many ways to collaborate on these events – contact Colleen to learn more.

Other Ways to Be Involved:

Request a Presentation:

Ways to Raise Funds for St. Ann’s Community:

  • Does your group participate in or host fun team building activities (i.e., bowling, dodgeball, jeans or casual day, etc.)? Consider raising funds to support the elders of St. Ann’s Community!

Contact Volunteer Services:
Colleen Holcomb, Volunteer Services Manager
585-697-6523  |  [email protected]

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