Volunteer

Join us in our commitment to enhance the individual well-being and quality of life for each of our residents – become a Richfield volunteer

Volunteering keeps us engaged in life and can promote personal growth and self-esteem. Whether it is an ongoing commitment, fulfilling school service hours or a one-time project, we have an opportunity for you! At Richfield, we welcome both individual and group volunteers.  To access the individual volunteer application, click here.  To access the group volunteer application, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you have been thinking about giving some of your time, Richfield has a diverse selection of volunteer opportunities to match your interests and schedule:

Computer and Communication Assistance

Attention Students! Use your computer skills to help residents stay connected!

In a world where we are constantly connected by computers, how does it feel to become disconnected from families and friends?

Some our of residents simply don’t know how to use computers to communicate, and others are suffering from conditions that make it hard to use computers on their own.

resident using computer

Though Richfield offers a state-of-the-art “It’s Never 2 Late” touchscreen computer system with Skype and email, some of Richfield’s residents still need help to stay connected.

Volunteers can help by teaching residents how to:

  • Send and receive email messages
  • Chat with family on Skype
  • Play online games
  • Listen to music
  • Surf the web

The rewards for students in this opportunity are endless. You’ll enjoy sharing your skills with others, making new friends, and maybe even exploring career options in a healthcare setting. Most of all, you will make a positive difference in someone’s life!

One-on-One Visits Can Make Someone’s Day!

Another rewarding volunteer option is to spend some quality, one-on-one time visiting with a resident.

woman with dogNot sure what you could do with a Richfield resident? Even the simplest of activities can brighten the day for our residents.

Suggestions of things to do include:

  • Reminiscing and conversation
  • Reading
  • Games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Pet visits
  • Music
  • Computer activities
  • Manicures & hand massages

How long you spend visiting will depend on each resident’s needs. Our previous and current volunteers can tell you that you’ll come to build a special bond with the residents you visit.

Green Thumb? Join our Garden Volunteers!

Richfield has beautiful garden areas throughout our campus – thanks in part to our volunteers! But it doesn’t happen without people like you, offering your time and expertise outside!

Here are some ways to help:

  • Adopt a courtyard
  • Planting flowers or vegetables
  • Keep the gardens neat and weeded
  • Flower arranging
  • Enjoy the fresh air and grow something beautiful for others to enjoy – what a great way to make a difference!

Share Your Talents and Lead a Group Activity

No one’s ever too old to have a good time – so this is your opportunity to share your talents with our residents in group activities. Group activities typically last from thirty minutes to an hour.

We have leadership opportunities for:

  • Art class
  • Crafts
  • Seminars or travelogues
  • Movie night
  • Bingo and other games
  • Musical performances
  • Devotions
  • Book club
  • Reminiscence groups
  • Brain fitness activities
  • Seasonal events, and any other ideas you may have!

Not comfortable leading a group activity? Other volunteer options include:

  • Transporting residents from their rooms
  • Assembling and putting up decorations
  • Setting up the activity rooms
  • Hosting guest performers
  • Helping out during various events

Either way, you will meet new people, have fun, and bring smiles to many!

For more information, please contact our Human Resources department at 540-444-4246 or volunteer@richfieldretirement.com.

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