Volunteer

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You can get involved in the important work Tabitha does right in your community. Whether you're looking for opportunities in volunteering, charitable giving, prayer support or legislative advocacy, Tabitha needs you!

Joy's Story

Joy knew she could never be a typical retiree, so a few weeks after the end of her 40-year teaching career, she called Tabitha. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do or how she could serve; all she knew is that she wanted to continue making a difference in her community.

Two years later, Joy is a seasoned Tabitha volunteer. She delivers a monthly Meals on Wheels route, stops in every week to call Bingo, occasionally plays the piano during chapel and has made many new friendships among the Elders she’s met along the way.

Not everyone can commit as much time as Joy, but that’s the best part about volunteering at Tabitha. There’s a job for every person, talent and schedule. Check us out today to learn how you can make a real difference to someone in your community.

Why Tabitha

TABITHA MEALS ON WHEELS (LINCOLN)

When you deliver Tabitha Meals on Wheels, you help Seniors and individuals with disabilities remain in their homes by providing a hot, nutritious meal and daily safety check. You can help daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or as an on-call volunteer driver. Routes take about 60-90 minutes and begin around 10:45 a.m. There is no better way to serve our community and neighbors in need. Apply now by clicking here.
 

HOSPICE (ALL REGIONS)

Tabitha Hospice volunteers provide support to clients in the last stages of life, and their families. Volunteers may offer respite care, bereavement support, companionship, light housekeeping, or office/clerical support. Volunteers visit clients in Tabitha Living Communities, other care facilities or clients' homes. After your hospice volunteer application is approved, specialized training is provided to prepare you for this unique and rewarding opportunity.
 

TABITHA SKILLED NURSING AND LONG-TERM CARE COMMUNITIES, RESIDENTIAL-STYLE COMMUNITIES (LINCOLN)

Volunteers are needed seven days per week for a wide variety of opportunities within our skilled nursing communities.

  • Personal visits
  • Assist with resident activities
  • Escort clients to chapel, physical therapy, Medicare meetings or the beauty shop
  • Serve meals in the dining room
  • Play pitch/bridge
  • Read to residents
  • Host a coffee or book club
  • Gift shop volunteer (experience in retail, customer service and sales management is helpful; gift shop is open weekdays and weekends)
  • Laundry assistance
  • Filing and clerical
  • Print shop volunteer
  • Beauty shop volunteer

GRACEPOINTE ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE SUITES (LINCOLN)

GracePointe volunteers are needed seven days per week; hours vary by activity.

  • Visit with residents
  • Play billiards
  • Share musical talents
  • Drive residents to outings
  • Host a coffee or book club

TABITHA OF CRETE AND TABITHA IN CRETE—THE GARDENS ASSISTED LIVING (CRETE)

Volunteers are needed seven days per week at Tabitha of Crete and The Gardens; hours vary by activity.

  • Visit with residents
  • Play cards or board games
  • Pass snacks/juice cart
  • Lead morning exercises
  • Assist with resident activities
  • Errand assistance
  • Entertainment
  • Assist with outdoor visits
     

TABITHA VILLAGE INDEPENDENT LIVING APARTMENTS (LINCOLN)

Volunteer hours vary by activity.

  • Office assistance/filing
  • Assist with errands
  • Computer assistance (basic computer training, assistance with paperwork)
  • Provide entertainment for residents
     

TABITHA ADULT DAY

Adult Day volunteer hours vary by activity between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

  • Visit with clients
  • Assist with client activities
  • Outdoor visits
     

JUNIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Youth ages 14 and older can participate in Tabitha’s Junior Volunteer program. Volunteering begins in the summer, following required training. Junior volunteers can then choose fall hours after school and/or on weekends.
 

INTERNSHIPS/COURSE CREDIT

Internships are available for college students, while high school students can meet required volunteer hours for civics/citizenship issues courses.

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