Volunteer Activities – February, 2019

We’ve just started a new year, and the need for volunteers is already on the increase. Here are some brand new on-campus opportunities… perhaps YOU would be a good fit?

For more information on other volunteer activities, contact Kathleen Hart at 410-737-8838, Ext. 8133 or stop by the Volunteer Program Office in Building 2 (near the Terrace Café, next to the Model Railroad room).

ELLIC Membership Chairperson:
Our ELLIC team (Elderhostel Lifelong Learning Institute of Charlestown) is in need of a new MEMBERSHIP CHAIRPERSON, someone to supervise the distribution of “Reminder Cards” to all residents that have reserved class space. You will be receiving pre-printed “reminder cards” each week from the ELLIC team, then you would supervise the 5 volunteer residents who deliver the cards to cubbies. “Reminder Cards” are sent out 7-10 days prior to each scheduled and reserved class. Charlestown’s popular ELLIC courses and programs are most always a sell-out, so these reservation reminders are important.

Are you a reliable, organized self-starter that would like to help our hugely successful in-house ELLIC program? Can you oversee and inspire 5 of your fellow residents in the timely delivery of class reminders? If so, please contact: Ms. Gif Intlekofer, ELLIC Moderator. [Check the Resident Directory in MyErickson for contact information.]

Wheelchair Escorts:
We have an ongoing need for men and women who’d love to help a fellow resident enjoy some of the many musical activities that take place on campus. Our residents in Assisted Living and Continuing often need WHEELCHAIR ESCORTS to take them to-and-from a concert or sing-along. Saturday afternoons in the RG Meeting Hall, and Sunday afternoon concerts in the OLOA Chapel are very popular and well-attended, but there’s often a shortage of staff to escort every resident that wants to attend.

So, if you are a music lover that would like to help out a fellow music lover… and if you are energetic, able-bodied and can spare a couple of hours on a weekend, please contact: Kathleen Hart in the Volunteer Program office: 410-737-8838, Ext. 8133.

The ELLIC Steering Committee has Opportunities for Your Skills

If you have computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, graphic design, we could use your assistance for the following tasks.

Please check Resident Directory in MyErickson for phone numbers.

Auditorium Booth Assistance: Love tech and a desire to learn.
Call: Ralph Strong
Catalog Production Assistant: Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, graphic design.
Call – Valerie Ponsini
Communications Assistant: Knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, graphic design.
Call – Jude Socher
Curriculum: Willing to make telephone and email contacts. AND/OR
Instructors: Willing to share professional knowledge, personal investigations/study, life experiences, and/or travel.
Call: Art Chenoweth
Membership/Distribution Chair, Reminder Card Distribution: Residents to aid in the distribution of class reminder cards to various lobby cubbies on a monthly basis throughout the fall and spring semesters.
Call: Doris Cooney or Jude Socher
Registrar: Computer Skills, some spreadsheet experience a plus.
Call – Gif Intlekofer
Reminder Card Production: Use your home computer and printer to produce ELLIC class reminder cards.
Call – Ralph Strong

“Super” New Volunteer Activities – August

MUST LOVE PLANTS and a FRIENDLY CHAT:

One of our very sociable residents in Caton Woods is interested in having some help with her potted plants. Are you good at conversation and watering plants? You just might be the perfect person for the job. If interested, please contact:
Lisa Roeder, LCSW-C Manager, Resident Services, Office: 410-737-8838 ext. 8057 or e-mail her at: lisa.roeder@Erickson.com

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD! 

Caton Woods has a beautiful little movie theater for the residents, but alas…they are in need of a volunteer that can start their movie DVD’s two nights each week at 7:00 p.m. (Tuesdays and alternating Wednesdays/Thursdays)  No need to stay through the movie (unless you’d love to join in!) and no need to shut off the systems. If you are reliable, organized, a self-starter, mobile and agile, and not intimidated by learning some basic audio/visual equipment, we would love to talk to you! The Activities Staff at Caton Woods is happy to train you.   Contact the Volunteer Program Office.

Contact the Volunteer Program Office
(410) 737-8838, Ext. 601-8133
Kathleen.hart@Erickson.com

Attend Maryland Senior Citizen Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon

Each year the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame chooses 50 outstanding volunteers from nominations received from across the state. This year we are pleased to announce the Charlestown residents that are being inducted into the Hall of Fame:

Otto J. Greul, Jr.
Ralph Strong

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Michaels’s Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD
11:00 AM Social Time & Cash Bar
12:00 PM Noon Luncheon
Musical Entertainment Provided

Residents wishing to attend the event to support the inductees should make reservations by contacting Kathleen Hart in the Volunteer Program Office no later than September 28.

MD Senior Citizen Hall of Fame

New Volunteer Opportunities – July

Wow! Charlestown is having a very busy year
and the need for volunteers is growing.

Here are some BRAND NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Have you always wanted to be in show business?

Well, here is your chance! The team at Channel 972 needs to add more talent to their Auditorium Tech Team.

Equal Opportunity – men and women should apply as long as you are semi “tech-comfortable.” Tom Moore and his team will instruct you.

You should have decent skills with a computer.

Good eyesight is required – you will be focusing cameras.

Contact the Volunteer Program Office.

Sacristans Wanted
Our Charlestown Home We’re still praying for more helpers in the Chapel…
Several new volunteers are needed to be trained as Sacristans, and since there are Catholic services 7-day-per-week need, there are multiple time slot options available for you to choose from:

Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday or Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday at 3:15 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.
Sunday at 10:45 a.m.

If you are reliable, organized, a self-starter, mobile and agile, and would love assisting with the behind-the-scenes preparations for Mass in the Chapel, Interested? Anne Kredell is happy to train you. Contact her at (443) 545-6772.

Elementary School Tutors Needed!!!
Lansdowne opens new, bigger, better elementary school this Fall!!!
Our Charlestown “Bridging Generations” volunteers have been assisting the Lansdowne teaching staff for many years, but the new school will add several hundred new students. The teachers will need more volunteers to spend one-on-one time with the students. No need to have teaching experience!!!
A great opportunity to be a positive role model. Share your time and talent with students, 10 years old.

When? Every Thursday morning at Lansdowne Elementary.
Volunteers can be picked up by the Shuttle at 8:30 a.m., returned to Charlestown at by
12:00 noon.
Volunteers support the teachers in the Library, Art Room, Phys. Ed and Administration Offices.

Janet Evans is Group Leader and taking new volunteer applications; she will schedule a volunteer orientation in late August. Interested? Call Janet and leave a message. Or speak with her any evening from 8:00-10:00 p.m., 7 days/week. See Resident Directory for Contact Information or contact the Volunteer Office.

Contact the Volunteer Program Office (410) 737-8838, Ext. 601-8133 Kathleen.hart@Erickson.com

New Volunteer Opportunities May 2018

Wow! Charlestown is having a very busy year
and the need for volunteers is growing.

Here are some BRAND NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Sacristans Wanted for OLOA Chapel: Several new people are needed, and since there are Catholic services 7-day-per-week need, there are multiple time slots options:
Mon./Wed./Fri. at 3:15 p.m.
Tues./Thurs. at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday at 3:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday at 10:45 a.m.
If you are reliable, organized, a self-starter, mobile and agile, and would love assisting with the behind-the-scenes preparations for Mass in the Chapel, Anne Kredell is happy to train you. Contact her at (443) 545-6772.

Light Duty Assembly of Printed Materials: Our Charlestown Home Health/Support Department would love to get a volunteer, once each month, to help assemble informational brochures and materials used to give residents and families. Must be able to do this assignment in the Brookside office. Contact the Volunteer Program Office.

Computer-Savvy Helper for Resident Groups: Are you pretty comfortable around a computer? Can you do basic administrative tasks in Microsoft Office? Can you navigate the internet and send/receive e-mails? If you’d like to volunteer 2 to 3 times a month, Charlestown resident groups, “Sandtown Connection” and “Lighthouses of Prayer” are both in need of someone to help them with occasional computer-based administrative duties. Please contact Joy Gould at (410) 247-1637, or e-mail her at: ejgouldrn@yahoo.com

Contact the Volunteer Program Office (410) 737-8838, Ext. 601-8133 Kathleen.hart@Erickson.com