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The life you bless may be your own.

Volunteering not only touches the lives of those you help — it can improve your life, too. Since our community was founded, volunteers have served in a variety of ways from leading creative arts classes and serving as dietary aides in Manor East to helping in the library and working at our campus farm. In fact, no matter what skills or interests you bring, there’s likely a role you can fill in our vibrant, active community. And along the way, you’ll make new friends, learn, and enjoy a true sense of belonging and purpose.

Each year, more than 180 Covenant Woods residents, members of The Covenant Woods Guild, people from area churches and schools, and individuals from the surrounding community volunteer on our campus. University students also participate in internship opportunities, gaining valuable career experience. If you’d like to become part of the volunteer family at Covenant Woods, read on.

“Covenant Woods is an awesome place to volunteer! Where else can you get more out of the experience than you give? Working with Manor East residents gives new meaning to the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, or the smallest act of caring. Visiting special friends, doing crafts with residents, sponsoring bingo, and throwing special events and parties brings joy to both residents and volunteers. Whatever your interest, you’ll find a place to volunteer here.”

— Karen Cook, Volunteer and former Board Member

Apply to be a volunteer

Are you interested in serving older adults as a volunteer or intern at Covenant Woods? Please complete an online application by clicking the appropriate link below. Once your application is received, our volunteer coordinator will follow up with you. After successfully completing background and reference checks and orientation, you’ll receive your first assignment on campus, making you an official Covenant Woods volunteer.

Please note:

  • Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age to volunteer without an adult.
  • Covenant Woods does not offer court-referred volunteer hours.

The Guild: Covenant Woods’ longest-running volunteer group

The Guild is a volunteer group exclusively committed to promoting the happiness, comfort, and welfare of residents in Covenant Woods’ Manor East which includes assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, and long-term care. These volunteers visit residents, sponsor special monthly programs, run The Ruth Shoppe, and assist with seasonal activities.

Anyone who feels called to serve is encouraged to join. The Guild meets at Covenant Woods on the first Monday of every month at 10:30 a.m. and always welcomes new members.

Questions about volunteering?

If you’d like more information about volunteering at Covenant Woods, please use the form below.

Please note: This form is for volunteer inquiries only. For general comments or questions about Covenant Woods, please use the form on our contact page.

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