Supervisor: Jasmine Jones (239-2657 ext. 223 or
Lynchburg Health and Rehab Center has numerous opportunities for students to add value into the lives of the residents through good company visits.  Students will be fully trained and paired with residents of like interests.  Good company visits could include making jewelry, reading, spending time in the courtyard, eating, socializing, playing games, listening to music, doing manicures, crafting projects, drawing/coloring, writing letters, and much more.  These good company visits can be easily arranged around your school and work schedules. You may also be asked to assist in group events/programs and help with clerical work. Lynchburg Health and Rehab is located just minutes from LU. 

Last updated: 2/27/17

Supervisor: Roseanne Richards (385-9070 or
Email), Cheryl Murphy-Anderson (385-9070 or Email), or Anita Villarreal (385-9070 or Email)
Central Virginia Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (CVAAA) is a private, non-profit (501C3) agency that develops, administers and/or provides essential services such as transportation, meals and homemaker service that enable seniors to live independently in their homes. We provide services in Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford City, Bedford County, Campbell and Lynchburg.

Volunteer Drivers

  1. Home Delivered Hot Meals – deliver hot meals to home bound clients 2 -2½ hour commitment (depending on the area), meals are delivered three times a week or if interested you may deliver meals just one day a week
  2. Frozen Meals - these meals are delivered once every four weeks, there are eight routes and routes may be split up; commitment time is one day per month
  3. Dial a Ride – transport clients to medical appointments or grocery store

Site Manager/Activity Leader

  1. Substitute as site manager - heat meals for site participants, make sure they have fruit, milk and bread, coffee and chocolate when clients arrive, also present a program
  2. Activity at nutrition site – present an activity whether it be nutrition, health, craft, music, etc.

Office Support

  1. Volunteer as needed to assist at front desk to answer phones, file

Client Companionship

  1. Provide support to client by: sitting/visiting with them, assist with mail, grocery shop, light house keeping

Special Projects

  1. Home For the Holidays – this project is for our clients only; it is where all clients receive a form so that they can write down two wishes; we have angel trees out in the community so wishes can be filled; this project is done in December; the need would be to fill wishes, deliver gifts, food donated or give a monetary donation to fill wishes that were not chosen
  2. Senior Dance – this event is held in May; volunteers are needed to set up tables, chairs, and decorate; items needed are finger foods, cakes, cookies, chips, dip, drinks, etc.

VICAP -Virginia Insurance Counseling &Assistance Program

Last updated: 2/23/09

Supervisor: Gwen Pope (386-3515 or
The mission of Westminster Canterbury of Lynchburg is to operate a nonprofit, accredited, continuing care retirement community, guided by Christian ideals which promote independence and dignity, providing quality housing, health care and security to residents in a fiscally responsible manner.

The goal of the volunteer program is to help maintain a fulfilling lifestyle for residents. Students work one-on-one or in group settings depending on the individual's interest. Needs include: reading to residents with sight disabilities, friendly visiting, walking with residents, arts and crafts, special events, devotional programs, pet therapy, music programs and board games. Additional opportunities are available depending on the student's interest or major.

All volunteers are required to have flu shots. Westminster Canterbury will provide one for free or you may show proof that you have received a flu shot elsewhere. 

Last updated: 9/4/14

Supervisor: Amy Mays (846-3200)

Volunteers at The Carrington are a valuable resource ensuring the quality of life for each individual resident. Their services make the lives of the residents more meaningful by assisting in the provision of various therapeutic and recreational activities.

These activities may include but are not limited to: one-on-one visitation, letter writing, book reading, manicures, sensory stimulation, pet and music therapy, games, sing-a-longs, birthday parties, seasonal special events, bingo, arts and crafts and van trips.

Last updated: 2/6/09

Supervisor: Sheryl Harris (847-8111 or
The Adult Care Center staff welcomes student volunteers to partner in reducing dependency and social isolation and to reinforce a sense of family and community with those frail, older adults entrusted to adult daycare.

The program serves approximately thirty families five days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Enrolled participants engage in scheduled activities designed to maximize individual skills, receive a hot noon-time meal and nutritious snacks, enjoy intergenerational activity and engage in personal care. A support program such as this focuses on community awareness and participation. The Adult Care Center is a United Way Agency licensed by the Department of Social Services.

Volunteers receive orientation, pledge to confidentiality and are supervised. Persons whose course of studies may be psychology, nursing, gerontology, community health, or therapeutic recreation are appropriate; however, anyone desiring a rewarding experience working with older adults is welcome to apply.

Volunteers are needed to assist our participants in our quarterly auctions. This is really a lot of fun! Bidding is done with peanuts as the currency and participants need bidding partners (volunteers) to prompt them when it's time to speak up for the item they want. If interested in helping with this event, please call me and I'll put your name on our auction volunteers list and then I'll call you when we schedule our next auction. Auctions run 45-60 minutes.

Volunteers are also needed to assist with our monthly dance parties. We feature a different genre of music each month, and everyone sits around the outside edge of the dance floor. We encourage participants and volunteers and staff, too, to get up and "freestyle" to the music. Some participants will dance, especially if there's a volunteer there to take their hand and lead them up to the dance floor. Those who are unable to dance themselves, enjoy watching others. This event last 40-45 minutes max.

Volunteers are needed to provide musical entertainment at our monthly afternoon coffeehouses. They can play an instrument or sing....or both. The coffeehouse takes place in the afternoon and runs about 45 minutes.

Last updated: 7/20/11

Supervisor: Barbara Bates (540-586-5982 or
To implement community service volunteers for this outreach program under the direction of Activity Director. To enlist volunteers in series of unit activities involving residents in programs such as music, crafts, storytelling, plays, drama, games and basic one-on-one socialization with individual residents.

Last updated: 9/9/15

Supervisor: Lynn Fox, Senior Recreation Specialist - Templeton Senior Center (455-4115 or Email) Senior Adults
Center Assistant – Acts as receptionist to greet participants and answer phone, taking messages; interacts with and engage participants, assist with luncheon preparation and clean up; set-up and monitoring of scheduled Center activities; and monitor computer lab.

Educational Speaker / Class Instructor – Presents educational or life enhancing topic in accordance with hobbies, knowledge, education, and skills. Topic could be related to: health/fitness, trade or profession, hobby and/or local opportunities or services of interest to fifty plus population.

Event Volunteers – Assists with annual events when needed throughout the year decorating, preparing food, serving, and cleaning-up. Events: Veterans’ Day Luncheon, and Thanksgiving Luncheon.

Sport Activity Assistant – Greets participants, keeps score, and officiates for weekly activities such as, Pickleball, Softball, Bowling, Putt-Putt and more.

Photographer – Takes pictures of classes, activities, and events for future use in brochures and publications.

Last updated: 2/27/17

Supervisor: Crystal Kersey
(434-515-1247, ex. 6510 or Email)

Rooted in faith, committed to excellence, and the care of loved ones, owners, Brian and Vickie Runk and Dr. Norman and Linda Pratt share a rich and successful history of operating senior living communities in Lynchburg, Forest and Bedford, Va.

Runk & Pratt guarantees superior individualized care, including assisted living, residential care, and respire care. Runk & Pratt has been a leader in assisted living options throughout their 17 years of service and dedication to the Lynchburg, Forest and Smith Mountain Lake communities.

For the Leesville Road location, we need daily volunteers to assist in the following activities.
Student Projects
Sunday Evening Worship Service
Parties and Dances, Crafts, Cooking, Bingo, Writer's Corner, and much more. 

For the Liberty Ridge location, we need:
Piano player for Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.
Bingo - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 1 p.m.
Games and Puzzles with Assisted Living Residents - 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday
Games and Puzzles with Residents - Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings
Circle Ball - Friday 4 p.m.
One on one visits with our Seniors

Last updated: 2/27/17

Supervisor: Clanssa B. Chapman (385-5102 or
Email) or Sheryl Hunt (Email)

Heritage Green is an assisted living facility for the elderly. We have a capacity for 120 residents who need love and care. Our mission is to give them the best quality of life experience available. We have many activities and people who help to enrich their lives here. We help them with daily living tasks that they may not be able to perform for themselves. We would love to have students plan and help with events as well as spend time with our young at heart. Students can plan movie nights, games, music events and other fun activities. Come see us soon.

Last updated: 2/27/17


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