Supporting Our Community
What does it mean to volunteer for Eastern Star Home?
Looking for a great new friendship? Want to make a difference in someone’s life? When you volunteer in a nursing home you’re almost guaranteed to make some exciting discoveries and most definitely a few new friends. They may not be your usual crowd, but at one time — believe it or not — they were your age, and every one of our residents has led an exciting life they just might be willing to share a few stories about with you.
Need to build your résumé? Although your position won’t be paid, that doesn’t mean you can’t list your experiences with us as well as acquire some excellent references not only from our staff but from our residents and their families. Plus we have fun, from trips to shows to gardening and more. We are shakers and movers, come have some fun with us.
In poll of 1,000 American families, 8 percent reported having a family member in a nursing home and in that represented almost 1.5 million people. On average, of this 1.5m, fewer than 50 percent have regular visitors. Just dropping in to say “hi” can mean the world to someone, and maybe to you too.