Looking to become a volunteer at one of our UMH communities? Please fill out our Volunteer Form on the right and someone will be in touch with you shortly.
Winston Churchill famously said “We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give”. When you choose to volunteer you choose to go beyond what is expected and instead give what is needed.
The greatest gift you can give is the gift of time, your time. Sharing your time and talents with others is a wonderful thing! Volunteering has a positive impact on the volunteers’ and residents’ quality of life. In fact, many studies have shown that people who volunteer live longer, have lower rates of depression and heart disease, improve their physical and mental health, and experience an increased sense of self worth and happiness.
It is important to us that our volunteers become involved in an activity that fits their interests. Some volunteers do arts and crafts, others bake. Many share their musical talents! Pet therapy is popular and we are always looking for more animals to spend time with us. Knitting, sewing and beautician services are always appreciated. If you enjoy listening to the stories our residents share about their lives, we can use you to help with our Life Stories program. The opportunities are endless! We believe that by fostering caring relationships, we can truly enrich lives; not just the lives of our residents and staff but our volunteers as well.
You have the power to bring joy and happiness to someone else’s life and in return you will receive it back tenfold. Volunteers make the world a better place. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to network, develop new skills, make new friends and have a chance to give back. Whether you’ve just retired and are beginning a new chapter in your life, are a student, or are just looking for the personal fulfillment that comes from helping others… why not VOLUNTEER?