"I really enjoy being a volunteer and the feeling I get from being here. The growing connections I make with the people here make me leave feeling happy and excited to return." -Claire, College Student Volunteer
One-on-One Companionship: Encouraging, listening, reminiscing, hand massaging and reading
Group Activities: Cards, bingo, dominos, outings, trivia, sing-a-longs, exercise circles
Artistic Expression: Includes water coloring and art therapy
Telephone Reassurance and Home Visiting: Provide social and well checks for isolated seniors
Special Events: Preparation, set-up, host, and clean-up
Pet Therapy: Pets can make a difference in the lives of residents
Wheelchair Chauffeurs: Assist residents with mobility to and from activities
Nature Walk Escorts: Accompany residents outdoors to enjoy fresh air and sunshine
Spiritual Support: Provide group studies, one-on-one visits for prayer and encouragement
Teach a Class or Facilitate a Support Group: Bring a skill or area of expertise to share with our residents
Office Support: General office duties, sorting, filing, preparing bulk mailers
Clearly interns make a difference at Eskaton. Watch this video which highlights the impact of this Gerontology intern’s senior project. Giovanna uses her passions to bring technology to seniors using the talents of high school students. Use your skills, enlist your passions and make a difference in the lives of seniors. Join over 300 college students who are hosted by many departments throughout Eskaton to make their classroom experience come alive.
For more information, contact Darlene Cullivan at 916-334-0810 or Darlene Cullivan.