Volunteers are integral to the happiness and well-being of our residents. We could not provide the variety of meaningful activities and programs we do without the time and talents of our volunteers.
Please see these descriptions of our most common volunteer opportunities. All except internships are open to youth of all ages with adult supervision. We can also customize your experience based on other skills or interests you may have, or other scheduling needs.
Activity Assistant (up to 15 volunteers based on location)
Creative expression and social interaction are vital to the mental and physical well-being of seniors. Help run an activity session for our residents such as BINGO, art, games, exercise, and more!
Music Therapy Group (up to 5 volunteers)
Many physical, psychological and social benefits are associated with music, especially for seniors who struggle with dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges. Help assist in a music therapy group by spending one-on-one time with a resident as they participate. No music experience necessary.
Songs for Seniors/iPod Program (up to 5 volunteers)
Assist with this exciting new program by delivering iPods to our residents with personalized music, discussing their use of the iPod system, or ensuring that the iPods remain charged.
Horticultural Therapy (can accommodate flexible number of volunteers)
Horticultural Therapy is the purposeful use of plants and gardens to promote mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and intellectual well-being. Volunteers are needed to assist the horticultural therapist during sessions as well as help maintain the therapeutic greenhouse, gardens and general outdoor facilities.
Resident Visitation (individual volunteers)
Spend valuable one-on-one time with residents visiting, reading, writing letters/emails, and playing games. This is a wonderful opportunity for families with young children and anyone who would like to “adopt a grandparent”.
Entertainment (can accommodate flexible number of volunteers)
Do you have a special talent you’d like to share with our residents? Whether you’re a solo act, part of a dance group, or a storyteller (just to name a few!), we would love for you to bring some fun and smiles to brighten the day.
Outings Escort (up to 5 volunteers)
Escort residents on shopping trips and visits around town during scheduled outings. Transportation is provided by the facility.
Beauty Shop (up to 5 volunteers)
Spend fun social time with a resident while doing hair and nails so they can look and feel their best!
Special Interest Clubs (individual volunteers)
Do you have a special interest in bridge, knitting, yoga or arts & crafts? These are just a few ideas, and we are always looking for volunteers who would like to share their special interest or talent in forming a club for our residents.
Internships (individual volunteers)
A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab can accept a limited number of interns in the following fields: Food Service/Dietetic, Rehab, Pastoral Care, and Speech/OT/PT Therapies. Interns follow the same intake process as volunteers.
Generation Connect (April-July only)
Generation Connect is a program that promotes intergenerational relationships between youth and elders through oral history – listening to memories, stories and the sharing of life experiences. Through a unique partnership between A.G. Rhodes and Pebble Tossers, a nonprofit youth service organization and family volunteering resource, selected teens ages 15-18 will be paired one-on-one with elders to gather and record oral histories, which will then be used to tailor meaningful activities and provide more personalized elder care.
Generation Connect is an 8-week program with an application period from April-May, and the program itself runs from June-July and is located at our Cobb home in Marietta.
Apply online by May 25 at: www.agrhodes.org/GenerationConnect.
To see the different activities where you can volunteer, visit our activities webpage to see this month’s calendars for each location. Activities highlighted in blue are most suitable for volunteers.
Please download and fill out an application form to get started. To ensure your information will be saved, it is suggested that you first save the blank form to your device before typing, then reopen the form and fill in the fields.
Questions? Please contact Kim Beasley, Director of Volunteer Services & Community Engagement: firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-245-4111.