Volunteer Services

Our volunteers bring the gift of heart into the lives of folks who are challenged by health and aging issues. These gifts are wrapped in the services of wheelchair transport, visits, activity leadership, home sewing, pastoral care, gift shop sales, and clerical support for the programs and services available to our residents. These gifts are tied with compassion, love, caring, dignity, generosity, and hope. Please see our specific volunteer opportunities available.

To become a volunteer, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old.
  • Have all required paperwork and documentation submitted and approved prior in order to be allowed to start volunteering.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities: Listed below are some of our current volunteer opportunities.

Gift Shop Clerks

This is a great way to interact with residents, family, and staff. Our quaint gift shop stocks cards, small gifts and snacks and is conveniently located by the main entrance. Morning and afternoon shifts available.

Monday: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Friday : 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Transporters

We offer a variety of activities for the residents. Assistance is needed to help get residents to and from these events. Morning and afternoon shifts available.

Monday: Rosary Group (10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)

Tuesday: Catholic Services (10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
Beauty Salon (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Wednesday: Bingo (1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.)
Beauty Salon (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Thursday: Protestant Services  (10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
Beauty Salon (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Friday – Beauty Salon (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Saturday – Beauty Salon (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Recreational Activities (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Sunday – Recreational Activities  (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Adult Day Health Program

Individuals from the community come to spend the day with us. Volunteers assist registrants and staff. Morning and afternoon shifts available.

Monday – Friday    (10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)


Morning activities include:

  • Arts and Crafts – assist registrants with current projects
  • Transport registrants to and from therapies and appointments within the building
  • Assist staff with cognitive groups

Afternoon activities include:

  • Help with activities that are individualized to meet the registrants’ interests and needs. This may include playing cards, board games, reading, taking a stroll outside, etc.
  • Transport registrants to and from therapies and appointments within the building
  • Assist staff as needed

Occasional Opportunities

If you cannot commit to a set schedule but want to volunteer we have the following occasional opportunities:

Gardening – our 2 enclosed courtyards and wide variety of indoor plants are largely maintained by volunteers.   If you enjoy working with plants this may be the spot for you.

Decorating – volunteers decorate the facility for various holidays. If you enjoy being creative we would love to have you join our team. Residents, families and staff look forward to the unique ideas the volunteers come up with.

Fundraising Events – the volunteers assist the Friends of St. Camillus with their fundraising events by helping with mailings, and staffing events.

At-Home Opportunities

  • Knitting/Crocheting – make lap robes, shawls for residents.

For more information on how you can become a volunteer, contact the Voluntary Services Department:

Telephone: 315-703-0687
E-mail: volunteer@st-camillus.org
Mail: 813 Fay Road, Syracuse, New York 13219

You can also download our Volunteer Registration form. Please follow the instructions to complete and submit your registration form.