1400 N Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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Our missionTo enrich the life of senior citizens

Friendship Village

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Computer Tutor: Independent Living

Take your “techie” talents and teaching skills to the next level by training our appreciative senior residents to use, and love, their computers, I-Pads, Kindles and smart phones.
  • Occasional
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Happy Hour: Woodside Assisted and/or Independent Living

Showcase your hospitality skills by interacting with our senior residents as a host or hostess. Independent Living residents enjoy Happy Hour on Wednesdays at 3:30, and Woodside residents on Fridays at 3:00
  • Occasional
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Companion: Health/Rehab Centers, Woodside Assisted and/or Independent Living

Health/Rehab Centers, Woodside Assisted and/or Independent Living Discover the simple pleasures of caring companionship by joining a senior resident for a leisurely stroll, puzzle session, game of cards or animated chat about “the way things used to be.”
  • Occasional
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Formal

Activities Assistant: Health/Rehab Centers and/or Woodside Assisted Living

Health/Rehab Centers and/or Woodside Assisted Living: Enrich your life by investing your time in ensuring that our senior residents can participate in the joys of baking, playing games, completing simple art projects, attending musical programs and more.
  • Occasional
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Gardener: Independent Living

Put your green thumb to work by sharing the joys of nature and your knowledge of horticulture with our senior residents in the Friendship Village Woods and Gardens.
  • Occasional
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends
About usAt Friendship Village, we believe that great people, like you, are the backbone of our community. As a valued volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to build relationships with residents, employees, and fellow volunteers as well as represent our core values through Service, Compassion, Respect, Excellence and Friendliness. Whether you’re a university student pursuing experience working with seniors, a retiree looking to spend some time in a rewarding way, or a resident who simply wants to serve, you are always welcome to volunteer at Friendship Village. Our goal is to create a home-like, family atmosphere that leaves you feeling fulfilled and knowing that you’re making a difference in the lives of those you are serving. We look forward to having you support our mission of providing vibrant, active senior living for our residents.
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