IMG_1720While staff members and residents at Christian Health Care Center work together to build a strong network of support and attentive care, we also rely on a pool of dedicated volunteers who help maintain and support the positive atmosphere at our non-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.

Christian Health Care Center’s volunteers have played a vital role for decades—they were one of the driving forces behind the formation of the center 60 years ago.

Today volunteers remain an integral part of what we do here every day–whether it is serving on the board of directors, leading a Sunday worship service, assisting residents with BINGO and other interactive games, or simply visiting on a regular basis. There is always a need for additional volunteers!

So, who can volunteer at CHCC you ask? We welcome individuals who are looking for positive ways to give back, local community groups, students from Whatcom County schools or colleges, and of course senior citizens.

Children volunteer at CHCCPeople of all ages can share their talents and interests with our residents in various volunteer opportunities available here.

If you have interest in the issues that affect the elderly (social isolation, general health and wellness, etc.) and you want to make a difference in the community, learn valuable skills or just to make new friends, CHCC has a multitude of flexible volunteering opportunities to choose from.

Here are 8 ways to volunteer with the elderly in your community:

  • Play the piano or another musical instrument
  • Help residents write letters to their loved ones
  • Paint resident’s fingernails (they love it!)
  • Offer free massage therapy visits
  • Bring a pet in for a visit (pre-approval required)
  • Assist therapeutic recreation staff with activities
  • Share your travel adventures with residents
  • Offer one-on-one visits with residents

Review our full List of Opportunities here!

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering or would like more information, please feel free to contact Christian Health Care Center’s therapeutic recreation director, Mary Caitlin Mc. Anderson at 360-354-4434, or via email.