Getting as Much as You Give
It's sharing a talent for music or art. Spending time reading or playing games. It’s providing help with transportation, delivering meals or aiding in the office. It‘s sharing a skill like painting nails or giving a massage. It’s bringing a certified pet that offers unconditional love or donating time to work in our thrift store or office. Often, it’s just being like a member of the family when no family is near, of listening and sharing a story of a life well lived.
While being a volunteer at Pines of Sarasota is as simple as giving of your time, talents and caring concern, your rewards are immeasurable. You’ll not only enrich the lives of others, you’ll be enriched by engaging with residents eager to connect with you and by working with like-minded people who share your desire to make a difference.
Volunteers are a vitally important part of fulfilling the mission of Pines of Sarasota. So be assured, whatever work you do in support of our staff will make a significant difference in the lives of our residents and it will be appreciated and celebrated by those you work beside.
The Tools You Need
The first step in volunteering is to complete and submit our online application.We’ll then contact you and make arrangements for you to come in for a general orientation.
Here, you’ll learn more about Pines of Sarasota's mission and history. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with our various department heads and learn how volunteering works in their departments. You’ll complete background information and learn about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which protects residents’ privacy.
After orientation, you’ll meet one-on-one with our Director of Volunteers to discuss your choice of placement and decide where and how your particular talents might best be utilized.
Finally, so you have the training and support you need to be comfortable in the work you do and be the best volunteer you can be, you’ll be the beneficiary of continuing education from experts in the field in which you work.
If you are a high school student over the age of 15, you may become a teen volunteer at Pines of Sarasota. You’ll discover that as you move through life you’ll find few things are as meaningful as the intergenerational opportunity volunteering at Pines of Sarasota offers.
Fill out our online application today and begin one of the most important jobs you’ll ever do.
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