Volunteer Services at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke

The Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke relies on volunteers to support the mission of the Home in caring for Veterans with honor and dignity.

therapydogThe Volunteer Services Program at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke is designed to recruit, train, and assign volunteers who can help provide the best “care with honor and dignity” to the Veterans who reside at the Home. Positions are available to suit individual interests. Assignments may be performed during the day, evenings, or weekends.

Our volunteers offer an extra dimension of care and service to the resident veterans, empathy for families and visitors, and supportive services for staff.

Having the opportunity to give back to those who fought to preserve our freedom and democracy in America is a rewarding and honorable experience.

No previous experience is necessary to make a difference. Our volunteers are provided orientation and training to be successful in their positions. When possible we offer flexibility with schedules and no weekly commitment.

volunteer-sundaesVolunteer opportunities include:

  • Teaching Arts and Crafts Classes
  • Dining Room Assistants
  • Clerical Assistance
 (many office settings, including the library)
  • Veteran Recognition Program
  • Adopt-A-Veteran (one-on-one visits)
  • In-House Therapy Escorts
  • Chapel Escorts
  • Feeding Activities
  • Dietary Assistant Volunteers
  • Adopt-A-Care-Center Program
  • Large Group Recreation Assistance
  • Walkers Club Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, contact Beverlyn Blanchard, the Home’s volunteer coordinator, at (413) 532-9475, extension 532 1377 or by email at bblanchard@massmail.state.ma.us