Volunteer

Sign-Up to VolunteerVolunteering is at the heart of Luther Manor's philosophy of sharing God's love by helping others. Our volunteers play a vital role in creating the sense of home, family and community that unifies our campus. This generous group - made up of friends, neighbors, corporate teams, church and civic organizations and Luther Manor residents - provides more than 55,000 hours of community service each year.

Luther Manor's Volunteer Services program includes more than 75 positions. Dedicated staff members will help you find or create the position that is right for you. Whether you would like to spend one-on-one time with community residents, assist in group activities and outings, provide clerical support or help out with special events and projects, we have something for you.

If you can give five hours a day, want to help on an on-call basis or you'd just like to come in a couple of times a year, we welcome you to join us as a volunteer. Even the smallest gesture can have a huge impact, and our residents appreciate every gift of time and each act of kindness.

Luther Manor welcomes corporate teams and community group volunteers on our campus, as well.

Current volunteer opportunities

Adult Day Services Program Partner

In this position, you'll assist Adult Day Center participants with a variety of activities, including providing snacks and meal service, or transportation to campus appointments. Share a special hobby or talent. Participate in field trips. Volunteers must have a friendly, caring and patient personality and be physically able to provide wheelchair transportation. Shifts are flexible, between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, or on-call for community field trips.

Coffee cart host/hostess

Take a coffee cart, room to room, and offer residents coffee, cookies and a bit of conversation. Volunteers must have a friendly, outgoing personality; be able to read a special diet list; and physically able to push a coffee cart through hallways. Shifts available from 9 to 11 a.m. on weekdays.

Den of Antiquity

Help sort, organize, display and sell donated merchandise in a resale shop environment. Enjoy positive interactions with residents, family members, staff members and volunteers. All Den of Antiquity proceeds are donated to the Luther Manor Foundation - Resident Support Fund, which provides financial support to residents who outlive their financial resources. Flexible shifts available, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Escorts - Life Enrichment field trips/off-campus medical appointments

Escort residents to off-campus medical appointments. Provide socialization and reassurance during the commute and while waiting for appointments. Adapted transportation is provided by Luther Manor. Volunteer must have a patient, caring personality; be physically able to push residents in wheelchairs; and enjoy working with older adults. Schedule is flexible.

Hospice volunteer

Share your gifts by visiting, reading, letter writing, helping in the office or working with the bereavement program as a hospice volunteer. Schedule is flexible.

Ice cream parlor server

Serve frosty treats and talk with residents by volunteering in an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Volunteer must have a friendly, outgoing personality, be comfortable with money exchange and have good customer service skills. Shifts available from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., seven days a week.

Pet Partner

Wet noses and wagging tails are welcome in the Luther Manor community. Team up with your family pet to provide individual visits with Luther Manor residents and Adult Day Services participants. Your Pet Partner visits give our residents and program participants, unconditional love, tactile sensory stimulation and an opportunity to reminisce about their beloved pets. If interested, Luther Manor can supply resources for puppy classes, basic Canine Good Citizen classes and Pet Therapy certification upon request.

Resident transporter

Great opportunity for walking exercise while transporting residents in wheelchairs to worship services, therapy clinic and beauty salon/barber shop appointments. Volunteers must be physically able to provide wheelchair transportation. Shifts are available from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. or 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Summer volunteer program for students

If you're looking for something fun and rewarding for the kids to do during their summer vacation, Luther Manor offers a youth volunteer program designed especially for middle school, high school and college students. It's a great way to spend time with friends, or make new ones, while gaining valuable work and community service experience.

For a full list of volunteer opportunities, please contact Lori Schultz, Youth and Family Volunteer Specialist at (414) 464-3880, ext. 577 or volunteer@luthermanor.org.

Luther Manor Volunteer Services inquiry form

Thank you for your interest in Volunteer Services. For more information about volunteer opportunities, please complete the inquiry form below and click “submit.” Luther Manor Volunteer Services staff will contact you about your inquiry. Thank you!