The Flower Brigade Opportunities
The Flower Brigade is a volunteer organization that addresses the social isolation and loneliness experienced by senior citizens, by using flowers to make a connection. Seniors served include nursing home residents, homebound individuals, hospice patients, etc. Jean Blank recruits, organizes and manages the Flower Brigade volunteers.
Flower Arranging Volunteers:
Flower Brigade volunteers work as a team to assist nursing home residents in arranging flowers once a month. Time required is 1-2 hours.
Volunteers plan activities for residents in facilities. This may include arts and crafts, reading, games, etc.) Can be one-time or ongoing.
Volunteers are matched with nursing home residents based on common interests, and visit at their own convenience. There are no time requirements. No long term commitment is needed.
Volunteers are needed to help plant and/or tend flowers and shrubs, and usually work as part of a team. Hours can be flexible. No long term commitment is needed.
Entertainment Cart Volunteer
Roll a cart from room to room in a long term care senior facility and offer residents books, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, movies etc.
This will take 1-2 hours and can be done any time of day, Monday-Friday.
Preferably this would be done on a weekly basis, but it can be flexible, depending on volunteer’s availability.
Coordinator Jean Blank