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5 Great Benefits Of Volunteering At A Senior Living Center

January 19 2018

5 Great Benefits Of Volunteering At A Senior Living CenterIf you are looking for a great way to share your skills and interests, volunteering at a senior living center is a great option. At Lockwood Companies, we have a variety of different volunteer opportunities. There are so many great benefits to volunteering with us including:

 

1. You’ll Make New Friends

 

Probably the most rewarding part of volunteering at Lockwood Companies is the chance to make new friends. You may be surprised at how much you have in common with people from a different generation. You may share hobbies, interests, or even the same sense of humor, you never know who you will meet.

 

2. You’ll Gain A Lot Of Wisdom

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Seniors have a lifetime of wisdom they have gained. Spending time with seniors can help you gain unique perspectives, get time-tested advice, and learn more about the past. Also listening to their stories and experiences can be extremely motivating, to help you explore the passions in your life.

 

3. You’ll Put Minds To Ease

 

Volunteers offer time and assistance, that families may not be able to offer because of their own schedules and responsibilities. So many families really worry about their loved ones. This little bit of help you are offering can really put the family’s mind at ease. When you volunteer with seniors, you aren’t just helping the seniors themselves, you are helping their families which is very rewarding.

 

4. You’ll Have A Ton Of Fun

 

Volunteering with seniors is a blast. You can do everything from teaching dance classes to sharing your love of video games to having a game night. No matter what you love to do, there’s opportunities to share it with our seniors. You’ll have some really great times and make good memories that can last a lifetime.

 

5. You’ll Add Valuable Skills To Your Resume

 

Volunteering gives you the opportunity to use and gain skills that can help build your professional experience. Volunteering with seniors is perfect for new graduates, people looking to make a career change, or anyone who just wants to do what they love in a professional setting.

 

These are just some of the great reasons to volunteer with seniors at Lockwood Companies. If you’d like to learn more about how you can get involved, contact us today. We’re always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to work with our seniors and can help you find the volunteer opportunity that is right for you!