Our programs are only as good as our volunteers, and the compassionate care GRACE provides to over 5,000 family members each year is only made possible by the talented, selfless, and generous volunteers in the community.
An estimated 5,700 volunteers served approximately 51,533 hours this past year, which means if each volunteer combined their hour of service, someone would be serving at GRACE 24 hours a day for nearly six years!
The first way to get engaged is by attending the GRACE Volunteer Orientation, a one-hour informational session in an intimate setting that relays the scope of programs, addresses questions and—most importantly—determines which type of service projects would be best suited for your individual talents and resources.
“We believe that every person at every age and from every walk of life has God-given talents and resources to offer,” says Volunteer Manager Lara Hohweiler. “If there is a cause you care deeply about, we’re here to help facilitate a way to serve.”
Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to attend an hour-long orientation to find ways to get involved. Orientation dates and other information can be found on our website.
Here’s a quote from longtime volunteer, Terry Meyers, about her Friends & Family senior companion as a GRACE volunteer:
“To be honest, I know I’ve gotten more from this experience than anyone,” says Terry, “Catherine never ceases to amaze me. Although she is legally blind and faces health issues; she is remarkably sharp, determined, and has a great sense of humor. Before coming to GRACE, I prayed God would give me the right direction; I’m so thankful He led me here.”