Many options are available for your senior loved one to volunteer in his or her community. Lifelong hobbies, career skills, and personal interests can all be indulged by choosing meaningful volunteer work. The Scottsdale home care staff at Home Care Assistance has a few suggestions for fulfilling volunteer work in the senior years.
Seniors who have worked in construction or enjoyed home remodeling can continue to put those valuable skills to good use. Non-profit organizations build homes for needy families with the manpower of volunteers, and there are many opportunities for those with home remodeling skills.
An animal-loving senior can find many ways to volunteer with homeless pets at his or her local animal shelter. Spending time walking, grooming, or playing with the dogs and cats is just one way for your loved one to help. Shelters often need assistance with clerical or administrative tasks as well as fundraising and community events. Sewing washable blankets for the animals is also a wonderful way to contribute.
If your loved one is a music lover, he or she may find many opportunities to volunteer with a local symphony orchestra, opera company, or theater. Administrative tasks, ushering at concerts, or helping with fundraisers are all potential needs and may come with the perk of attending events at reduced cost.
Many art galleries and museums offer volunteer positions for docents and tour guides. Your loved one may find this a fulfilling way to share knowledge with other people who enjoy experiencing the wonder of art and history.
Reading to children and helping them with schoolwork assignments can be a valuable way for your loved one to share his or her teaching skills and inspire students. Local daycares, schools, and nonprofit organizations may all offer opportunities to help young minds learn.
Having a senior loved one who enjoys volunteering regularly may be difficult for you to manage as a primary caregiver. Consider enlisting part-time and 24-hour care Scottsdale families trust from Home Care Assistance. Our caregivers can ensure your loved one is able to partake in the activities he or she enjoys by providing transportation and assisting with walking and mobility. All of our caregivers are put through an extensive background check, are bonded and insured for your loved one’s safety, and receive ongoing training in current care practices. For more information, please call 480.448.6215 to speak with a friendly Care Manager.