At Omni, compassion and respect is at the core of what we do and we’re so proud to say we’ve built a team of dedicated professionals who embody these values and uphold this commitment in their daily work. But of course, none of this would be possible without our amazing team of volunteers, who are always here to support us in all areas to ensure we deliver the best care to our residents.
Ultimately, volunteering at a residence is an exceptionally rewarding experience that provides joy and fulfillment. Here are some of the benefits of volunteering with us:
Make a positive impact on residents’ lives
Working at Omni gives you the chance to work closely with many different residents and throughout the duration of your volunteer cycle, you’ll find many different opportunities to really make a positive impact. From helping a residence organize fun events to bonding over activities and sharing great conversations through daily interactions, volunteers play a huge role in uplifting residents and enriching their overall experience here. Without a doubt, you’ll find a lot of purpose and meaningfulness in volunteering at a long-term care or retirement residence, but often, the residents also leave a beautiful imprint on you.
Form new friendships
What’s great about volunteering at a residence is that it puts you in the presence of many other like-minded individuals who are equally passionate about caring for others and making a positive impact in their community. As a volunteer, you’ll get to meet a very dynamic group of people and residents who come from all walks of life. Ultimately, volunteering is a great way to meet new people and expand your network. Not only that, the experience itself will present plenty of opportunities to forge deeper connections with other members in the community, such as residents, team members, and other volunteers.
Gain real-life work experience
When volunteering with us, you’ll find many different opportunities to learn, while developing new skills on a personal and professional level. The role of a volunteer is quite diverse, and responsibilities can range from coordinating events to providing supervision for an outdoor excursion. While supporting the daily operations of a residence, you can expect to develop a good combination of hard and soft skills that are transferrable to various job industries. Through volunteering, some of the skills you can expect to learn include organizational skills, problem-solving, patience, and collaboration.
Learn more about other people’s experiences
As you spend more time with our residents, you’ll find that they all have incredible stories, experiences, and wisdom to share. And as you develop deeper connections with one another, you can expect to see an internal shift in perspective — one that’s full of compassion, gratitude, and patience.
Volunteer with us! Wherever you are, becoming a volunteer is an exceptional experience that can help you learn and grow as a person. In essence, getting more involved in the community is a great way to meet new people and expand your skillset while contributing to the betterment of society. But if you asked us what’s the best part of it all? Our team members and volunteers would say it’s the fact that they get to make a positive impact on the lives of residents daily. Interested in volunteering at Omni? Contact us for more information about how to become a volunteer here.