Volunteer at this Home
Volunteer Application (DOC)
The Delaware Valley Veterans' Home is currently recruiting volunteers to serve the needs of the veterans at the home. Volunteers show our resident veterans that someone still cares about them and that they are regarded as real friends. They prove to the veterans that they are not alone.
Volunteers are valuable members of the facility, helping our residents in a variety of ways, including assisting with activities and field trips, visiting residents, refilling water cups, pushing wheelchairs, assisting residents at mealtime and serving our residents in our canteen store.
Here are some of the ways you can help:
- Assisting Activities Department
- Visiting with residents
- Refilling water cups
- Escorting wheelchair-bound residents
- Assisting residents at mealtime
- Providing musical entertainment
- Serving residents in our Canteen Store
- Reading to our residents
- Conducting or assisting Arts and Crafts
- Clothing room
Adopt A Resident
Some of our residents don't receive regular visits from their family and friends or they have no living family members. You can make a difference in these residents' lives by spending time with one or more of these people through the "Adopt-A-Resident" program.
The goal of this program is to establish relationships with these residents and become a friend who will visit for birthdays, during holidays and other times throughout the year.
Initially, if you need suggestions for gifts, you can ask the Volunteer Coordinator or the nursing staff. Once you have established a relationship with the resident, you will learn his/her likes, dislikes, needs, etc.
It is a good idea to call the nursing station in advance to be sure that the resident will be there and is not going on a trip or visit elsewhere.
Please download and complete the adopt-a-resident form and return it to the Volunteer Coordinator either by mail or in person and a copy will be sent to you with the resident’s information.