Aldersgate has a growing focus on intergenerational programming with local schools, universities and the Johnston YMCA. Our residents frequently volunteer within the community with an organized visiting program – Friends In Deed – as well as outside of the community. Of course we welcome like-minded, caring people of all ages to get involved in our philanthropic mission. Denise Hopper would be happy to welcome you to our dedicated group of volunteers. Volunteer Orientations are held once a month on Saturdays. You can contact Denise directly for orientation times at 704-532-5393. Click below for more information.
We have numerous opportunities for sorority, fraternity and volunteer clubs who enjoy engaging with seniors. Our volunteer coordinator is open to working with the academic community to design meaningful programming that becomes a win/win.
Adopt A Garden
Aldersgate has several gardens that could benefit from some hands-on attention. Weeding, pruning and clipping can be therapy for the gardener and the resident who may no longer be able to garden, but enjoys sharing their wealth of knowledge. Assist with planting, watering and tending to their garden.
Enjoy cooking or baking? Many of our residents do too. Cooking classes offer a hands-on multi-sensory experience. Plus, you get to eat the results. Assist staff in helping provide unique cooking experiences for our long-time homemakers.
Have a performing talent? Residents enjoy a host of visiting performers, lecturers, art exhibits, musicians, dog show, garden clubs and much, much more. They are active, creative, intellectual and very engaged.
Pianist/ Keyboardist/ Organist
Many of our residents enjoy Sing Alongs. In fact, music is among the most popular of our activities. Organists are specifically needed to enhance our multi-faith worshiping services. Volunteer openings are available for a commitment as minimal as one Sunday per month at 11:00 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. Services are 30-60 minutes.
Enjoy mending while socializing with residents. Personal mending projects benefit residents who are visually impaired. This skill set and program is a seemingly small way to make a very big difference in the lives of seniors.
Adopt a Grandparent
So many of our residents have outlived their families or they simply live too far away to frequently visit. They are still very social and have led very interesting lives. The opportunity to become an extended family of a resident is a win/win. In fact, volunteers tout that they get back more than they feel they give.
Callers are needed to lead Bingo games for residents at all levels of care. We have microphones, so no worries about a soft voice. All you need is a friendly fun-loving personality. Games are scheduled monthly and convenient to our volunteer’s schedule.
Fair weather drivers are needed to take a six-man cart to tour the segments of our 234-acre campus. These tours are a favorite of residents – particularly those with mobility issues. Note that you must 18 years old to drive.
Volunteer opportunities are available for teens between the ages of 13 and 18. Spend two to four hours a couple of times a month visiting with senior adults. Best candidates are outgoing and comfortable initiating conversations and have an upbeat spirit. This can be a fulfilling summer experience.
Enjoy helping others look and feel their best? Our ladies love receiving manicures. Staff members handle the trimming while volunteers help shape and polish. Pampering takes place on the weekends. Come help our assisted living or nursing home residents feel special.
We are always looking for people or groups interested in enhancing the lives of seniors within our community.
BY PHONE(704) 532-5393
Arts & Crafts
Are people always saying how imaginative and creative you are? Let your crafty juices run wild and come share your ideas with a very interested and interesting creative group – our residents. It's fulfilling for all!