Last Updated on March 8, 2021

Volunteer Opportunities Here at Charlestown

Treasure Sale Is Looking for a Few Volunteers! 

volunteers needed

Please call Emily Fowler at 410-737-8892 if interested in either of these opportunities:

*A few individuals who would be able to help with pricing, sorting and packing women’s clothing donations in the Brookside Treasure Sale room.  Schedule is flexible and training will be provided.

*A couple of volunteers to be part of a newly created team who will be responsible for pricing and placing items in the Treasure Chest store to be sold. No merchandise experience necessary, schedule is flexible.

Please call resident Bob Terry, if you are interested in the following:

*Electric/Electronics department is looking for volunteers to help with checking and pricing donations.

March 2021 Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Knitting Knockers: Charlestown is officially on the national registry of “Knitted Knockers”. Join the team to make breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other breast related procedures. These will be donated to hospitals as well as women around the world. You can participate even if you don’t knit/crochet by donating materials. Please contact resident Pat Phayer.

Floor Captains: Floor Captains are individuals or couples who would like to help the neighbors in their hall by brightening up their days, helping them with logistics such as filling out paperwork such as dining forms, and just letting people know there is a special person there they can lean on if needed. Some floors already have people in this role and we want to spread this throughout campus so all may benefit. Contact the Volunteer office to assist with this endeavor. Please report if you currently have someone unofficially in this role on your floor so we do not interfere with an already established system.

Break Buddies: We are looking for people willing to be on a call list when a resident needs some extra support from a friend or a “Buddy Break” from life. Possible activities would be: reading, helping those with limited vision read their mail, sitting and chatting, walking together, playing cards or whatever you find to be mutual interests.

The Dining Buddies program: is currently looking for seasoned residents to pair up with newly moved-in single residents for an in-restaurant dining experience. This can be inviting someone to join your group or if you prefer it to be in a one-on-one setting. Contact the Volunteer Office at 601-8133 or Zach Parks at 601-8938 for more information.

Contact Stephanie Knowles in the Volunteer Office: (410) 737-8838, Ext. 601-8133; Stephanie.Knowles@Erickson.com

Important tips for becoming a Volunteer Superhero

Choose something that’s a good fit for you

Think about what matters to you, and be selective about where you spend your time. Choosing opportunities that make you feel good while helping other, builds stronger communities, and enriches your own life at the same time.

Learn something new

Volunteering can also teach you valuable new skills that you can use in other parts of your life. Push yourself creatively. Find something you enjoy doing and enhance your skills

Don’t over-commit your schedule

Remember all the other commitments you have in your life, and don’t burn yourself out. Stick to a volunteering schedule that makes sense for you and leaves you time to enjoy the activity.

Volunteering as a group

Group volunteering is a wonderful way to bond with your family, friends or neighbors. Not only will you create lasting memories, but you will help someone in need. The Activities Staff in our Assisted Living and Continuing Care centers can help choose a date and time for an interested group to lead an activity or entertain residents.

Create your very own volunteer activity

If you feel strongly about being a volunteer but don’t see anything on our lists of available volunteer activities, consider CUSTOMIZING YOUR OWN. Think of the skills you have to offer, your former career, the activities that YOU are passionate about. We can help you share your talent, knowledge or skills with other residents – teach a class, demonstrate a talent, give a presentation by creating a “customized” project or program.

Call the Volunteer Program Office: (410) 737-8838, Ext. 601-8133      

Did you know… more than 1/3 of our resident population is involved in volunteering?

They actually live the Charlestown motto: “Sharing our gifts to create a community that celebrates life!” Our Volunteer Program provides a variety of volunteer activities to fit your needs and lifestyle.

Would you like to share your time, talents or skills with fellow residents?

Whether you can spare a few hours a week or a few hours a month, we have many on- campus volunteer opportunities and flexible hours available in both Independent Living and Continuing Care.

Ready to begin?

Don’t forget to register with the Volunteer Program Office. This helps us keep our records current. Contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator to find out how to register:

Stephanie Knowles, Volunteer Program Coordinator Volunteer Program Office (Bldg. 2, Main Street) Stephanie.Knowles@erickson.com

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Volunteer Form

You can complete the online form below, which will be sent directly to the Stephanie Knowles, Charlestown Volunteer Coordinator, or you can download and complete the Resident Volunteer Application Form.

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Volunteer Form

You can complete the online form below, which will be sent directly to the Stephanie Knowles, Charlestown Volunteer Coordinator, or you can download and complete the Resident Volunteer Application Form.