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Volunteer to provide music at a homeless shelter. Those who are facing temporary loss of shelter (especially elderly and young children) experience great stress. Various churches house PADS sites weekly, meaning those needing shelter through PADS move from site to site every night. Providing music from 7-8 pm (during check-in and before dinner/bedtime) benefits guest and hosts in helping to establish a calm, safe, and supportive environment. Volunteers are not providing entertainment to a crowd, and have little interaction with clients seeking shelter (although appropriate interaction is welcome and encouraged). You must be trained through Journey to the Road Home and Willow Creek Protection Compliance Program in order to participate in volunteer programs at the homeless shelters. Trained participants will be given event details. Including address (locations change) of each monthly event. Participants will lead music program in hallways from 7-8 pm (check-in time). Music needs to be upbeat yet calming in nature. Music of any genre/style is welcome. Shelter is typically in a church, however music can be secular or praise.
When: Every 3rd Saturday of the Month Why: Bring a little joy and attention to the truly lonely and forgotten. Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 Where: Aperion Care - Plum Grove 24 S Plum Grove Rd, Palatine, IL 60067 Time: 9:45AM till noon Meet at 9:45, ring the buzzer in back, say you’re here to volunteer, walk up to 1st floor. (Ask for Rick, our amazing volunteer leader!) We start singing on 2nd floor. Activities: Sing songs, pass out treats / snacks, present topics, play games, play balloon catch, sing happy birthday. Contribute: Sing or clap along to songs, greet residents, smile, shake a hand, ask questions, just be there to create a festive vibe, encourage and connect with other volunteers. Each one of you adds to the energy and warmth the residents experience! “You are the brightest spot on our calendar for the whole month!” - Rosalie.
Musical entertainment needed celebrate neurodiversity at an Autism Acceptance event. Musicians may be soloist or small groups (no more than 3 musicians). Sound will be provided at venue. Music needs to be sensory friendly (volume will be reduced, repetition helpful, nothing sudden or startling, accepting of spontaneous sounds, scripting, and movement from audience). Event starts at 7. Sound check is at 6:45. Performers will get 5 minutes on stage to check sound. Each performer will need 20-30 minutes of music prepared.
Volunteer to provide calming background music at the Journey Care Hospice Center. Any style/genre welcome. Oldies are generally favored, but frequently there are younger adults, teens and young children visiting loved ones and benefit from the calming effects of music. Volunteers typically need to bring their own instrument (i.e. guitar, ukulele, violin, flute, keyboard, voice) and play in the hallway or family area. Volunteer musicians are not providing entertainment for crowds, nor are we providing music therapy or music thanatology in patient rooms/bedside. We are providing calm, relaxing music in the hallways and family areas. ***Volunteers must go through JourneyCare Volunteer training process before beginning assignment with Caring Hearts and Voices at Hospice Care Centers.