At Living Care Retirement Community we are enriched and inspired by the hundreds of hours donated by volunteers. A volunteer has been defined as one who enters into, or offers for, any service of his own free will. I would add that volunteerism is love in action. We currently have over 100 volunteers who eagerly invest their time and talents on behalf of our residents. The diversity of ages, skills, and backgrounds of our volunteers helps to create an intergenerational ambiance on our campus.
Volunteers serve in a various capacities:
- Welcoming committees
- Board members
- Advisory committees
- Pre-school groups and Summer Youth Programs
- High school students who participate in the Legacy Project
- Assisting with special events
Volunteer Coordinator: Jo Ann Johnston
Jo Ann Johnston was raised and educated in the Yakima Valley. She was formerly the Executive Director of Life Choices of Yakima. Jo Ann has served on the boards of Freedom House and Love INC of Yakima, where she continues to serve as a volunteer. She volunteers at her church as Sunday School Superintendant. She is married to Jeff, and has two grown children and five grandchildren. Her calling and desire is to bring joy, laughter, and enriching life experiences to the residents of Living Care.
For more information about volunteer opportunities and to receive a volunteer application, contact Jo Ann Johnston, Volunteer Coordinator at 965-5272.