Volun-teen Program: Volunteer Opportunities for Teens 14 -18 | Gilchrist

Volun- teen Program

Volun-teen ProgramGilchrist has volunteer opportunities for teens ages 14 to 18, through its Volun-teen program.

What will you do?

Visit patients in skilled nursing or long-term care facilities to:

  • Provide companionship
  • Play games
  • Listen to music
  • Write letters
  • Help with life review
  • Create art projects or crafts

What’s in it for you?

  • Community service hours
  • Satisfaction of helping someone who may be lonely
  • The opportunity to meet other teens with common interests
  • Training and mentorship that will prepare you to interact with patients and families
  • Valuable experience with a nationally recognized, nonprofit leader in end-of-life care

How do you become a volunteer?

  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a teacher and the other from a guidance counselor)
  • Signed parental consent
  • 16 hours of in-person training, plus regular get-togethers with other Volun-teens
  • A willingness to make a 6-month commitment to volunteer at least 6 hours per month

Contact Us

For more information, contact Mary Antonucci, Volunteer Services Manager, at 443.849.8210 or mantonucci@gilchristcares.org or to learn more about volunteering at Gilchrist, visit our volunteer page.