Volunteer Opportunities

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Looking for a Great Volunteer Opportunities that Fit Your Interests and Skills?

Discover unique volunteer opportunities at North Central Health Care that will peak your interests and use the skills you have to enrich someone's life. Activities range from activities at Mount View Care Center, ride-alongs to medical appointments, beauty shop stylists or being a pool pal volunteer in NCHC's warm water physical therapy programs. We have volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, from children to adults. Below you will find our current volunteer opportunities. If something sparks an interest, let us know and be sure to include this on your volunteer application!

Afternoon Activities: Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday afternoon there is a special event going on. Volunteers are needed to gather residents so they can participate in the activity. These events include resident of the month, patio parties, happy hour, entertainment and other group activities. Times needed: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Bingo: Volunteers are needed to assist residents with playing bingo. Bingo prizes are provided. All you need is a willingness to have fun and socialize with residents. Bingo is held every Monday night from 6:45 p.m. – 9 p.m. and the third Saturday of the month from 1:30 p.m. – 3 pm. Other times will vary.

Beauty Shops: Two times each week our Beauty Shops are open. Residents may have their hair set and styled by volunteers without charge. Hours of operation are Monday & Friday from 9 a.m. –11 a.m. in the Mount View Beauty Shop, and on Friday only from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Legacies by the Lake Beauty Shop in North Central Health Care.

Clerical Assistance: Volunteers are needed to assist with bulk mailings and small clerical duties. The times and dates will vary.

Church Services: Volunteer clergy and lay individuals conduct services 3 times each week for all Nursing Home residents. They also conduct Bible study groups each week, and special services for Easter and Christmas. In addition a memorial service is conducted on the individual unit or area where a resident has passed away for closure purposes for other residents and staff.

A young girl gardening with an elderly womanFashion Boutique: The Fashion Boutique is a donation closet. We are looking for volunteers to provide help to our residents in selecting appropriate clothing items. We also need runners to gather residents from their room and bring them to the Fashion Boutique to shop. The Fashion Boutique is open every Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Gift Shop: This gift shop was set up so residents and staff would be able to purchase small gifts and cards. There are soda and snack items available for purchase. Volunteers are trained to learn the cash register. The Heartfelt Gift Shop is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pool Pals: If you enjoy swimming or being in the water then a pool pal volunteer position might be just the thing. Volunteers provide swimming assistance to our residents in our warm water therapy pool. The water exercise is scheduled on a weekly basis. Volunteers are scheduled to work one on one with a resident for safety.

Ride-a-longs: If you are someone who would enjoy accompanying a resident to a medical appointment this would be the activity for you. This is very easy and helps relieve the stress and anxiety of the resident by having someone accompany them to their appointment. Please consider helping out if you can. Appointment times vary.

Special Friends: If you like to socialize and/or play games then why not consider becoming a 1-1 special friend. Some of our residents have little or no family and would enjoy someone to visit with them. Days and times are flexible and can be set up to accommodate your schedule.

Volunteer Activities: There are special activities and events going on all year long, both on and off site, for which we need volunteer help. If you’d like to help out and be a part of our volunteer program we would love to have you join our team. Please give us a call at 715.848.4450. We look forward to talking with you.

If you’d like to help out and be a part of our volunteer program we would love to have you join our team. Please give us a call at 715.848.4450. We look forward to talking with you.

Apply to Become a Volunteer Today!

Download our Volunteer Application, Volunteer Background Information Disclosure and Volunteer Handbook.

Please mail your Application, Background Information Disclosure and forms from Volunteer Handbook to:

North Central Health Care
Volunteer Services Department
1100 Lake View Drive
Wausau, WI 54403