|Read “Gratitude for a Job Well Done”
to Sue Shirk,
retiring Volunteer Services Director
|Read “My Volunteer Journey”
by Deb Lakeman, volunteer
Volunteers from age 14 to 90+ years serve throughout the campus. Volunteers receive personal joy and fulfillment while the Landis Homes community is both enhanced and blessed.
Pictured: A volunteer group Friends of the Wetlands meets regularly to maintain and nurture the natural flood plain on campus
There is no age limit for volunteering – although persons younger than age 14 need to be accompanied by an adult. Our oldest volunteer is an active 103 year old resident! (For students fulfilling class or graduation requirements, a minimum of 25 service hours is required.)
Ongoing volunteer opportunities include being a Friendly Visitor, escorting residents by wheelchair to programs/activities or physical therapy appointments, helping with the annual Fellowship Day and more!
The Volunteer Services Office is ready to match a variety of talents and skills with new and existing opportunities. Persons interested in volunteer opportunities at Landis Homes may contact the Volunteer Services office at 717-509-5409 or email us at Volunteer Services. Volunteer Services is comprised of Director Sue Shirk, and Assistant Moniqua Acosta, from left to right..
Our goal is to connect volunteers in roles they enjoy, enabling them to make a difference with residents and clients. “I received so much more than I gave!” is a common refrain heard from volunteers as they finish their daily, weekly or monthly assignment. Those who benefit from a volunteer’s assistance are also grateful, creating a “win-win” situation for everyone.
|Number of volunteers
on December 31, 2016:
405 TOTAL volunteersVolunteer Hours
2016 calendar year: 38,777 hours