Volunteer OpportunitiesWhen an older adult comes to Wickshire Senior Living Norman, they find an approach that empowers everyone in our community to live their best life. Part of the reason that this strategy is incredibly successful is the fact that our approach is centered on relationships. We strive to find ways to create social interactions outside of our sheltered community.

Therefore, we offer a range of volunteer activities for people outside our community to come to visit our residents.
Whether you’re looking for a new home for a parent or you want to connect with other people, we would love to have you volunteer at Wickshire Senior Living Norman. Contact us today at 405.451.5572 to learn more about the volunteer options available.

Benefits of Volunteering

Experts say that one of the most common benefits people can get from volunteering is that they have a positive impact on their community. At Wickshire Senior Living Norman, we believe that volunteers help hold our community together. It also allows you to connect to other people and make their lives a little bit better.
Volunteering also provides mental and physical benefits to the individual’s health. For instance, volunteering has a range of impacts on the volunteer’s life, such as:

  • Increased satisfaction with life
  • Boosted self-esteem
  • Increased confidence
  • Providing a sense of accomplishment

Volunteering also combats mental health issues, such as depression. Many seniors suffer from social isolation due to limited mobility and losing friends and family due to distance and loss. However, humans need social interaction to remain healthy. When they don’t get to socialize with other people, often people find themselves struggling with anxiety or depression. Volunteering is an excellent way to maintain connections with other people. The relationships our volunteers make with our residents can also lead to a reliable support system.

Finally, volunteering allows people to stay physically healthy. Research shows that people who volunteer in their community have a lower mortality rate than those who don’t. It can also lessen symptoms of heart disease or chronic pain.

Who Can Volunteer?

No matter your age, we welcome you to volunteer in our community. We include retirees, students and student organizations, community groups, and other seniors to come to visit our residents. However, each volunteer will have to pass a background check for the safety of both our residents and our caregivers.

Unfortunately, many people cannot get to our community due to time constraints, transportation, disabilities, and other issues. Fortunately, with the rise of technology, people can now volunteer at Wickshire Senior Living Norman using their computer or phone. For instance, we can set up video chats with our residents so that volunteers can talk to them without leaving the comfort of their own homes. This convenience is also incredibly useful for residents who are immunosuppressed, as our volunteers can talk to residents without risking their health.

There is a range of volunteer opportunities. For instance, we encourage our volunteers to engage in our Wise and Well resident programs. This program allows our residents to learn new skills and grow. We also recommend volunteering around the holidays.

Learn More About Wickshire Senior Living Norman

At Wickshire Senior Living Norman, we are always looking for new ways to grow our community. Our residents come from all walks of life, so we encourage our volunteers to come from all walks of life as well. Do you have a talent to share, a story to tell, a friendly smile, or a skill to teach? If so, we’d love to meet you. To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, please contact Wickshire Senior Living Norman today at 405.451.5572.