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Volunteers are the heart of Circle Home

Volunteers are vital to the day-to-day work of attending to our residents and their families and visitors. We welcome all volunteers and provide training in your areas of interest. Some people prefer working directly with the residents as caregivers while others prefer to help with maintenance of the Circle Home and grounds. It’s your choice; you’re welcome to choose how and when you’d like to be involved.

Volunteer Opportunities at Jim & Lisa’s Circle Home:

Resident Caregivers serve as a member of the trained volunteer staff, providing hands-on care to residents and emotional support to their families and visitors. They interact directly with our residents, helping them with mealtimes and hygiene, repositioning for comfort, providing other hands-on care services, and offering friendly companionship. Note that we are not currently looking for volunteers with this interest, as we are not currently serving residents. We will update this page when we are open to residents again, and look forward to hearing from you then.

House & Grounds Caretakers provide essential services for the home itself, such as cleaning and repairs, helping with mailings or other office/administrative tasks, gardening, cooking light meals, and volunteer coordination.

Miscellaneous – We are currently looking for people who are interested in serving the organization and community as a Board Member. In addition, we are looking for volunteers to help with event planning with our various donation-oriented events.

  • Commitment to working as a group to provide loving comfort care to our residents
  • Completion of initial orientation and ongoing caregiver training
  • Participation in Continued Education programs
  • Embrace and carry out the mission and vision of the Circle Home

Activities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing companionship, presence, and listening to residents
  • Assisting with walking, repositioning, moving, etc.
  • Personal hygiene care
  • Meal preparation and household upkeep
  • Answering the telephone, taking messages when necessary, and answering the front door
  • Assisting with other tasks like those a family caregiver would provide, including administering medication (once trained to do so)
  • Healing & contemplative arts–including music, art/crafts, massage therapy, aromatherapy, arranging flowers, etc.
  • Assisting with other household and administrative tasks when not occupied with care giving
  • Completion of initial volunteer orientation
  • Participation in continuing education programs
  • Embrace and carry out the mission and vision of the Circle Home
  • Yardwork–tending to plants and flowers
  • Snow plowing
  • Meal preparation
  • Grocery shopping
  • House cleaning and organizing
  • Laundry
  • Repairs
  • Volunteer coordination/scheduling
  • Office/administrative tasks, such as mailings
  • Data entry
  • Donor relations–fund- and friend-raising
  • Special event planning and tabling
  • Answering the phone
  • Participating in various committees such as Education, PR/Communications, and our Speaker’s Bureau

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer interest form.

Training sessions will be announced on our Training Registration pageIf you register for a training session, we request that you also fill out our volunteer interest form as well. Note that we are not currently scheduling training sessions, but will update this page when we begin again.

Privacy Policy

We take precautions to protect your personal information. We collect this information only to send you occasional newsletters and other news about Circle of Friends for the Dying. We do not share this information with anyone.

We are dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and will comply with all state and federal laws in all aspects of its volunteer or employment processes. All volunteer and employment decisions will be made without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, age, marital status, color, height, weight, or familial status, except where gender or physical requirements constitute a necessity to the proper and efficient performance of position responsibilities.

“There’s nothing better than people working together to do something for the community.”

Gary Heckelman, CFD Board Member & Home Renovation Project  Manager