People helping people, it’s what we do. Our volunteers make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Do you have a talent, passionate for seniors, retired but still want to participate in something meaningful or maybe you are looking for a way to make a difference in our community? Volunteers at OASIS meet many needs. Some of those include providing clerical support, participating in daily activities with our participants, helping with arts and crafts, sharing a talent, telling a story or playing games. We encourage person-centered relationship building that uses the essential elements of friendship. The one on one connection is the most effective tool in the care of persons with Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Please consider becoming a volunteer.
PLEASE HELP! OASIS is a non-profit which relies on help from the community. Individuals and organizations that recognize the value of the services we provide to those who with cognitive impairments, support our effort through donations and grants. We are grateful for those who journey with us to bring this vital service to those we serve. Please partner with us and pledge your support.
CARRIE MORRIS: VOLUNTEER
“I was looking for an opportunity where I could have one on one interaction with people, where I could make a difference with those people. One of the reasons I wanted to volunteer is because my mother has Parkinson’s. She lives back in Ohio. I wanted to be able to interact with someone like her in a daycare setting and hope to give the care to someone else that I cannot give to her.
When I first came to OASIS, I just started interacting with the participants; it was the type of opportunity that I was looking for.
The staff and other volunteer are a dedicated group of people. I immediately felt welcomed, not only by the staff and volunteers but by the participants. They made a difference for me right off the bat.
What I am struck with is how comfortable OASIS is for the participants, the staff and for me. It is a very homelike atmosphere, you immediately feel that when you walk through the door. For me it really is like interacting with a parent or a grandparent or a loved one.
You receive a lot from them in listening to their stories and just interacting with them.
I think the most important thing I can offer to participants at OASIS is really just being there; sometimes just to hold their hand and have a one on one interaction that so many of them like to have with someone; sometimes just a hug or a touch or a word of encouragement.
The staff is very dedicated. What strikes me the most is they really understand and respond to the needs of the individual participants. They really know them and their different personalities.”