Volunteer Opportunities at IMD Guest House
Grab ‘n Go Breakfast Greeters: 4 – 6 people needed. Welcome our guests in the morning with a light breakfast before they head off to the hospital to be with their family member or loved one. Suggested menu: bagels/muffins/pastries, fruit, orange juice and coffee. You can drop off some donated items the day before or on your way to work.
• Commitment: 2-3 hrs – 1x per month or per quarter (8:00-10:00a), food to serve 10-15
Guest Greeters: Conscientious, friendly individuals needed to welcome our guests as they check in to the Guest House. Meet them at the Front Desk, show them to their room, pointing out amenities of the facility and IMD Guest House standards as you give them a brief tour. Our Guest Greeters are key to helping our guests feel a sense of home and comfort of the community around them as they settle in for their stay with us. Greeters will be stationed in the Community Room, assisting with light office work and prep before guests arrive after 4p.
• Commitment: 1x per week or per month for a two-three hour shift (between the hours of 3p – 8p)
Meal Makers: 4 -6+ people needed. Dig into your recipe files and prepare and share a wonderful home-cooked meal or sides with our guests. Often they are coming right from the hospital and appreciate a dinner they didn’t have to make themselves after being bed-side or at appointments for most of the day.
• Commitment: 3-3.5 hrs – 1x per month or per quarter (5:00-8:00p), food to serve enough for 15 people
Group Volunteer Opportunities at the IMD Guest House
Cookie or Muffin Bakers: 4-6 people. Bring ingredients or mixes and prepare them in our Guest House Community Room. Can add a Comfort Card and deliver to each guest room or leave as a sweet treat for our guests in the Community Room. Great option for school or scout groups.
• Commitment: 2-3 hrs – 1x per month or quarter, enough to serve 20
Goody Bags: 6 – 8+ people. Gather and prepare “to go” snack bags and a Comfort Card to give our guests attending a Grab ‘n Go Breakfast or an evening meal. This can be done offsite – though we’d love to show you our Community Room! Suggested contents: water bottle, trail mix, granola bar, apple/orange, pretzels, sanitizer wipe and a personal, encouraging card.
• Commitment: 1x per month or quarter, enough to serve 24
Grab ‘n Go Breakfast: 4 – 6 people. Don’t have time in the morning but want to help? Sponsor a light breakfast for our guests. They appreciate a quick bite to eat in the morning on their way to the hospital for the day. Food items can be dropped off day the before or the morning of, on your way to work. Suggested menu: fruit, bagel/muffins, and juice. We provide the coffee and paper goods.
• Commitment: : .5-1 hr – 1x per month or quarter, enough to serve 15
Meal Makers: 6 – 8+ people. Pull out those favorite recipes & start cooking. Volunteers bring a main dish with sides and dessert to prepare and share. Our guests appreciate a good meal after a long day at the hospital. Volunteers are expected at least one hour before serving time (6:00p-8:00p).
• Commitment: 2-3 hrs – 1x per quarter or per year, enough to serve 24
Welcome Gift Baskets: 10-15+ people interested in gathering and assembling items to make baskets that we give our long-term guests upon their arrival. This volunteer opp can also be done offsite. The “basket” might include such things as small hygiene items like hand sanitizer, tooth brush & toothpaste, memo pad or journal with a pen, snacks, and a gift card to Jewel or Target (closest local grocery stores).
• Commitment: 1.5-2 hrs – 1x per year, enough for 10-15 baskets/bags.
Donation Drive: 10-20+ people, make it a company-wide event. Suggested items: Bedding (pillows or throw blankets), Laundry Baskets, Welcome Baskets, DVD or books for our Lending Library. See our Amazon Wish List for ideas: http://amzn.com/w/17YX1ZXVVB7ZA
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