Volunteering at Frederick Living
Volunteers are an integral part of fulfilling Frederick Living's mission to provide a continuum of high-quality housing, health care and personal services for older adults. Volunteers give the much appreciated "extras" to our residents on a one-to-one basis as
In 2019, Frederick Living Volunteers contributed over 13,774 hours of service, a value of approximately $35,000 directly benefiting residents and programs on the campus. We provided opportunities for fellowship and service to over 160 active volunteers ranging in age from young adults to those in their mid-nineties and welcomed over 20 young people to serve as student volunteers during the summer and throughout the year. The youth experience offers valuable exposure to careers in the health care industry as well as mentoring opportunities.
- Intergenerational programs
- Office support
- Accompany on group outings and shopping trips
- Read to residents
- Person to person visits
- Transport to in-house activities, beauty shop, and Sunday services
- Walking with residents
- Share musical skills-instrumental, vocal
- Play card or board games with residents
- Present programs on your hobbies, travel, or special interests
- Assist recreation staff with special events and activities
- Assist with arts and crafts
Who can be a volunteer?
Individuals over 14 years of age may volunteer at Frederick Living. Younger children may be involved as well, through group programs with adult supervision, such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church and school groups. There is no maximum age to volunteer at Frederick Living! We need you to be dependable, enthusiastic, and able to show love and compassion to others.
In person volunteers are required to initially have a PPD (tuberculosis test) which is offered at Frederick Living free of charge and must be read two days later and provide proof of a flu shot between October and June. All volunteers must agree to a criminal background check, and attend a required orientation and tour. All of this is important in ensuring the safety and well-being of our residents and fellow volunteers!
What are the benefits of being a volunteer?
- Opportunity to meet new people
- Learn new skills that may advance future employment
- Use your special knowledge and skills
- Become part of a caring team
- Give back to your community
- Experience joy in helping others
- Utilize your leisure time and reduce loneliness and isolation
- Feel useful and needed
- Change your routine
- Experience personal satisfaction in sharing your life with others
- Make a difference in someone's life!
How do I become a volunteer at Frederick Living?
If you are interested in volunteering at Frederick Living, you can fill out the online application, email us at or call 610-754-7878 and ask for Casey West, , Ext. 1353. After a short application process, every volunteer is given orientation, a tour of the campus, and specific training for the task. A special recognition event is held annually to thank those who give of their time and talents.