Become a Helping Handhelping hands

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do. Volunteering is about giving, contributing, and helping other individuals and the community at large. It is working with others to make a meaningful contribution to a better community.

At JMHS, our vision for those who call JMHS home is to create a community where it is common to see dogs, cats, school children, and intergenerational volunteers. Landscaped grounds and gardens with wheelchair-accessible paths open for everyone to appreciate and enjoy.

 We are looking for current and new volunteers to help our vision come to life. Below is a list of our volunteer opportunities available.

Gardening Team

Whether you are an expert or a novice we welcome individuals that enjoy caring for plants.

  • Flower  & Vegetable Gardens
  • Make flower arrangements
  •  Enjoy the harvest
  • Care for the soil

Youth Interaction Team

Intergeneration relationships help to cultivate a sense of purpose and provide advantages for both youth and older adults.

  • Youth enjoying elders
  • Reading
  • Pool Parties
  •  Games
  • Sharing Stories
  • Schools/Daycares

Pet/Animal Team

Pet and human interactions can lower cholesterol levels, fight depression and may even help protect against heart disease and stroke. This is why pets for the elderly can be so beneficial.

  • Arrange for visits
  • Backyard petting zoo
  • Pet shows
  • Therapy pets
  • Care Center pets
  • Pet parade

Blackjack Babies

Help in the Daycare located on-site. Intergenerational connections provide advantages for both the young and the elderly.

  • Rocking Babies
  • Coloring
  • Reading
  • Outside Activities

Special Events Team

Providing residents and tenants with stimulating activities is an important part of improving their quality of life.

  • Special meals to coincide with season/holiday/events
  • Card club days at café
  • Visiting one on one with elders
  • Bus Outings & Golf Cart Rides
  • CC Family Picnic

Miscellaneous Opportunities

We have a variety of additional volunteer opportunities available.

  • Help with Bingo/cards
  • Deliver Meals on Wheels
  • Resident Escorts
  • B.B.’s Bakers (baking & making snacks )


What does it take to become a Volunteer at JMHS??

  • Fill out an application (request one or print off the one below)
  • Pass a background check
  • Share references
  • Complete training

Please contact Gail Schlimme at (320) 312-2115 for more information or stop by the Activities Office located in the Cafe in the Care Center. Feel free to print, fill out and submit the Application below.

Fill out an application to join our wonderful Helping Hands!

Volunteer Application