Doing good things, such as volunteering, makes a person feel great inside. Volunteering not only gives you an opportunity to change other people's lives, but your life as well. There are many volunteer opportunities available along with benefits.
Felician Village is proud and appreciative of volunteers who share their time, energy and talents in support of our ministry. Volunteers are welcome to assist staff and residents in a variety of positions. If you have an hour or two a week to give, we will find a volunteer opportunity that is interesting to you and touches the lives of the residents served at Felician Village.
Felician Award 2019
Do you know a FV volunteer whose actions have made a significant impact on the residents/ operations of FV in regards to the core values of the Felician Sisters?
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Felician Award.
• Village Café and Market - Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Serve food, stock supplies. Once per week or every other week Monday-Friday.
• Deliver Bistro orders - One or more times per week, Sunday-Saturday. Hours 12-1:30 p.m. or 4:30-6 p.m.
• Walking Companion – escort wheelchair residents for walks around the Felician Village grounds, indoors or outdoors as weather permits. One time a week.
• Gardener – work with one or two residents at our raised garden beds
• Afternoon Card Playing – 2-3 p.m. at the Villa any day of the week.
• Holy Communion distributor - Rotation basis for one year. Training provided. Distribute during Mass or 8-9 a.m. to residents’ rooms.
• Bingo - Set up special bingo or sponsor weekly Thursday bingo! Serve as a bingo caller on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. and/or Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 (may serve as a substitute)
• Mass organist - Every other Thursday at 9 a.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m., and Sundays at 9 a.m. or sub any day of the week.
• Facility shuttle bus drivers - Transport residents to community events or shopping in town. Training provided. Must have valid driver’s license.
• Escort residents to and from Mass - 9-10:15 a.m., Monday-Sunday; Saturdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m. No lifting required.
• Paint nails for residents - Once per week or once every other week.
• Entertainment - Share your musical talent with large or small groups.
• Escort for large events - Take a monthly calendar and assist with transporting to/from any large event. No lifting required.
• Help residents experience SNOEZELEN® Sensory Room - Once per week.
• Weekend Activities Volunteer – lead and be involved with various activities for evenings and weekends with assisted living or memory care residents.
• Wii Bowling at The Gardens - Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Once or twice a month
• Make birthday cards for residents.
How to help from home: Collect coupons, large print books, craft supplies (especially buttons), bingo prizes and small items for Christmas gifts.
Do you have a talent or interest not on this list? Contact me and we can look into making it happen!
To see the most current Volunteer Connection Newsletters click here!
2018 Felician Award Winner
Congratulations Barb Chadek!
Her nominee wrote, “The receptionist that was to work the Christmas holiday weekend at the last minute could not do so, therefore, Barb pitched in working Christmas day and longer hours than normal too. Not long after that, Barb offered to increase her volunteer hours in January and February until we filled the vacant weekend receptionist position. I always say how very important it is to have a person at the front desk to greet people, give directions or just to talk with residents and answer questions. That is why someone like Barb makes all the difference!"
Pictured (L to R): Frank Soltys, President/CEO, Barb Chadek and Tim Lindloff, Volunteer Coordinator.