Volunteers are at the heart of Schofield. They visit residents, provide support in our Adult Day Health Care Program, lead activities programs, give clerical support, and offer their help in countless other ways. The time and service they devote to Schofield’s residents, registrants and patients make our volunteers a vital component of the Schofield family. We offer internships and student service learning opportunities through our Volunteer office.
Schofield’s volunteers are as varied as the individuals we serve. Homemakers, retirees, students and professionals devote their time and talents to all of our programs. We encourage individuals who are 14 or older to apply.
How much time do I have to commit?
Volunteers offer their time weekdays or weekends, during the day or in the evening, at a time which accommodates both their schedules and the needs of Schofield Residence. We ask our individual volunteers to commit to a minimum of 50 hours of service per year – that’s about 4 hours a month.
Can my community group volunteer?
Yes! We welcome supervised community organizations. We realize that life is hectic and many people can only volunteer on a minimal basis. Schofield is open to partners willing to provide this valuable community service. Often groups sponsor BINGO parties for our residents, help with craft projects, assist with concerts and other inter-generational opportunities.
Do you provide training?
All volunteers receive a thorough orientation to Schofield and training by employees and other volunteers.
Tangible benefits for volunteers include free parking, free meals for volunteers at the Nursing Facility, special recognition events and more! However, the intangible benefits are what keep our volunteers coming back. As a Volunteer recently said, “It is rewarding – I gain more than I give!”