Masonicare Health Center - Wallingford
A little time can make a BIG difference!
A friendly smile and a helping hand can make a big difference in the life of an older adult. At Masonicare Health Center (MHC), we rely on the caring spirit of volunteers to help us in our mission to enhance quality of life through an exceptional continuum of person-centered care. That means treating every person as an individual. The volunteer team is approximately 400 members strong and ranges in age from 13 to 99. Come join our team.
Here's what you need to do to get started
Take a look at the requirements and descriptions of each of our programs, to find out what's right for you. To get a feel for volunteering at MHC, you might want to take a look at our newest Volunteer Views newsletter.
All volunteers must have a series of two Mantoux TB (PPD) tests, given for free in our clinic. During flu season, a flu shot is required. (Adults may have it done here, while teens must have it done by their own physician.) Volunteers must come for a brief interview and attend an orientation. Volunteers must be willing to make a commitment of performing 50 hours of community service.
All volunteers must fill out an application and reference form. Here's a list of current openings, although we're always open to new ideas.
Adults must agree to a background check. (MHC residents are exempt from this requirement.) Volunteers are expected to make a commitment of 50 hours each year.
Junior volunteers must be 13 years or older. In addition to the application, teens must fill out the Teen/Parental Permission form.
Typical teen volunteer summer opportunities:
Help on nursing communities
Transport residents to/from in-house appointments by wheelchair (Radiology, Physical Therapy, Beauty Salon)
Assist with recreation activities
Make room-to-room visits with an activity cart
Help in our stores, café, or cafeteria
Provide IT support
Help in Child Development
Most of our pet visits are made by dogs, although we currently have two bunnies that make visits.
Pets should be gentle, adaptable to new environments, and non-aggressive. Dogs should be well-groomed and walked on a leash of 4 feet or less. As the handler, you should be able to control your pet.
You will need to provide us with a copy of your pet's most recent vaccinations, and continue to update them.
Prior to orientation, you will need to make a short visit with a trained tester/observer and your pet, to ensure suitability in a healthcare setting.
We accept volunteers who are performing community service for special educational programs, such as CNA courses and for church/religious requirements. We also accept volunteers for some court-ordered community service requirements.
Community Service Requirements
Please call Maria 203-679-5980 or Carla 203-679-6253 or email: MHCVolunteerDept@masonicare.org
22 Masonic Avenue, Wallingford, CT 06492