Volunteer with St. Louis Altenheim

If you’re looking for a way to get involved, find out more about activities and opportunities below! We have many volunteer and service opportunities for individuals and groups.

Benefits of Volunteering with St. Louis Altenheim

Volunteer to help senior residents keep busy with many recreational activities.
  • Meet people and make friends

  • Do something that makes a difference

  • Help others and give back 

  • Work with a diverse team

  • Develop and enhance social skills

  • Build leadership skills

  • Gain confidence

  • Be respected and appreciated for contributions that make a difference in our community

  • Learn something new

  • Learn more about healthcare and long term care

Individual volunteers can help: 

Behind the scenes:

  • Preparing supplies for activities

  • Fundraising

  • Event planning

  • Special projects to make the Altenheim feel like home

  • Stocking, labeling and organizing supplies

  • Administration and clerical support

  • Data entry and process improvement

  • Keeping the organization clean

  • Laundry

By working with people:

  • On outings to events in the community and/or sight-seeing

  • With activities like bingo, card games, exercise programs, art projects, music and other activities

  • Resident transportation to and from activities off site 

  • Encourage residents to get out of their rooms to go for a walk, play cards or other games, watch a movie or just engage in socialization

  • With food distribution and socializing

  • Visitors find their way 

Groups of Volunteers can help with:

  • Maintain the flower beds and gardens

  • Cleaning and sanitizing

  • Holiday decorating

  • Special projects

  • Special events - music, retiring flags or other activities outdoors on the patio, around the fire pit or in the community


+ Requirements for Volunteers

  • Must be 15 or older
  • Complete a orientation including code of conduct and confidentiality
  • Complete tuberculosis screening test or provide evidence of screening done within the year
  • Provide documentation of yearly flu shot/influenza vaccination
  • If 18 or older, allow the Altenheim to compete a background check
  • Submit a letter of reference from someone unrelated

+ Expectations of Volunteers

  • Confidence and ability to engage with elderly residents in this community and their families
  • Flexibility and willingness to take initiative
  • High-level of comfort asking for assistance, guidance and directions
  • Commitment to honest communication and immediate reporting of any concerns