With old age there is an increased risk of loneliness. In a nursing home facility there are many fellow residents but due to dementia or decreased hearing communicating can be challenging. As a volunteer you provide the gift of presence to our residents. Our residents and volunteers have different kinds of stories and abilities. There’s always a need for helping hands and kind hearts. We aim to find suitable means of helping based on both your abilities and the residents’ needs.
There’s no dress code but one of our volunteers told us that she always wears her shiniest jewelry and puts on lipstick because “beauty, that’s what’s needed here”.
Most of our cultural events are arranged by volunteers.
Silva Siponkoski Coordinator of volunteer work