Give the gift of time and talent

Volunteers have a unique opportunity to directly impact the lives of those we serve. In 2015, more than 950 individuals donated over 25,200 hours of service to the ministries of Genacross Lutheran Services. The time given affects the range and quality of services we are able to provide, and we are grateful.

You may choose to volunteer as an individual or as part of a school, church or civic group. Volunteers are welcome for once-a-year special events as well as for more regular commitments on a weekly or monthly basis. Whatever amount of time you have to give will be a blessing to the lives you touch.

Auxiliaries: Several of our care campuses have auxiliary organizations that support their respective campuses through fundraising and volunteering. Volunteers are welcome but not required to join their respective campus’ auxiliary.

The following lists illustrate many (but not all) of the volunteer opportunities available:

  • Care Campuses

    • Visit one-on-one with residents
    • Work in the gift shop
    • Tend to indoor plants
    • Create or maintain a garden
    • Share a craft and/or activity
    • Assist residents in going to and from church services
    • Be an escort on outings
    • Help with parties and/or special events
    • Lead an exercise class
    • Lead a Bible study
    • Play games or cards
    • Help with bingo
    • Bake cookies
    • Put up seasonal decorations
    • Pass out mail and/or newspapers
    • Lead a reading group
    • Walk with residents
    • Share a musical talent
  • Housing & Community Services
    • Help distribute commodities
    • Clean up grounds
    • Paint where needed
    • Clean/wash windows
    • Plant flowers
    • Host a game night
    • Visit with residents
  • Ministry Support (corporate office)
    • Help assemble The Friend newsletter and other mailings
    • Put together Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation mailings

If you are interested in volunteering individually or would like to inquire for a group, please contact the appropriate ministry listed below: