The following are a few of the current or ongoing volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in a specific opportunity or don't see an opportunity that interests, you please call the RSVP office at 217-641-4961. We will discuss your skills and interests and try to find a match for you.
Quincy Senior Family Resource Center: They are offering bingo on Wednesday, once a month in the dining room from 1:00-2pm. One or two volunteers are needed to call the bingo and help with cards and prizes.
St Vincent’s Nursing Home: Help is needed to greet visitors and answer phones in a lively office environment. Hours and days of the week are flexible and can be worked to accommodate your schedule.
Illinois Veterans Home: Library Assistant needed 2-3 days a week, approx 9 am to noon. Computer knowledge helpful (for checking out library materials to residents). Be able to pick out movies, books, newspapers, music and magazines per residents’ interests and load onto cart for delivery to units. Assist residents use library computers, ipad, and other equipment. Assist Librarian and staff as needed.Bingo Caller/Assistant Wednesday at 10:15 am. Assist activity staff with Bingo game on unit (Markword Bldg.) Remind & escort residents in wheelchairs to game, help residents with their bingo card, call back numbers after they win. Call the bingo game as they feel comfortable. Bingo Caller/Assistant every Thursday at 2:30 pm to assist activity staff with Bingo game on unit (Fletcher Bldg.) Remind & escort residents in wheelchairs to game, help residents with their bingo card, call back numbers after they win. Possibly call the bingo game as they feel comfortableBingo Caller/Assistant every Monday evening at 6 pm. Assist Bingo game on unit (Somerville building)—independent living. Call Bingo Sunday Chapel Services need help escorting residents who use wheelchairs to & from chapel (from different units) for Sunday Protestant Services 9 am to approx. 10:30. Need volunteers that are able to push wheelchairs Memorial Day Family Picnic On Friday, May 26 will need assistance with wrapping hotdogs, serving food to approx. 300-400. It is an outdoor event (under tent) unless the weather doesn’t cooperate then it will be moved to Lippincott Hall. Program begins at 10:30, last about an hour and then serving of lunch. Hotdog wrappers will need to arrive around 10 am (we’ll be wrapping between 800 & 900 hotdogs!)
Adams Pointe/The Arbors: Volunteers are needed at Adams Pointe Assisted Living and The Arbors, a Memory Care Center located at 213 N. 48th Street, Quincy. If you enjoy visiting with older individuals – and would be willing to read to people, do crafts, play cards, attend a local play or community event, or just sit on the patio and drink iced tea, eat a cookie and visit – you will enjoy volunteering at this location. Volunteers are welcome for one hour a week or more – hours are flexible. Please contact Leesa Hanlin, Activity Director, at 217-641-2541.
North Adams Home: The Home is looking for Game Buddy volunteers to partner with residents. Buddies offer assistance that fosters enjoyment in playing Bingo and other games. Volunteers set their own schedule. Assistance with most games and activities is needed in two hour increments. Monthly, bi-monthly or weekly, opportunities are available. For more information or to volunteer please contact Vickie Tipton, 217-936-2137.