Have fun and help our seniors enjoy bowling

Published

06/28/2018

Start Date

06/28/2018

End Date

07/01/2019

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

6016-20 N. Nina Avenue
Chicago
IL
60631
United States

Description

Do you love to bowl? Share you passion because bowling is a big favorite too - with our residents at Norwood Crossing. Come help us every Thursday morning from 9:15 to 11:15. We set up a long, plastic “alley and use full-size, but lightweight bowling balls and pins. Residents “bowl” from a raised apparatus so they can participate from their wheelchairs.

 

The activity is led by long-time volunteers. We need additional volunteers to assist in setting up the "alley" prior to the activity's start at 9:45 and to help stow the equipment after. Volunteers also help set & reset pins, keep score, provide physical assistance with bowling and cheer the bowlers on. Prior to and after bowling you are needed to assist seniors to and from their rooms.


Frequency of Volunteer Commitment:


·        9:15 to 11:15 every Thursday

 

Benefits of your commitment:


·        You will make a difference in the lives of our senior residents

·        Have fun and make friends with residents, staff, & volunteers

·        Have a free lunch in the employee lunchroom


 Qualifications:

 

·        Must enjoy the game of bowling and physically able to bend and retrieve pins and bowling balls.

·        Able to safely transport residents in their wheelchairs (training provided)

·        Able to commit to being here on time every week for the full two hours. Advance notice of absences is most helpful to the rest of the team of volunteers.

·        Interpersonal flexibility required working with other volunteers and you need to be able to take direction from lead volunteers.

·        Must support the goal of nor∙VOL∙ution and Norwood Life Society to enrich the lives of members of our community including the seniors we serve, our volunteers, the staff, and the community at large.

How To Apply

info@norvolution.org
http://www.norvolution.org

Please go to the website and fill out an online application. Click on the link in the upper right hand corner.


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