Give the Gift of Your Time and Talents at VCC!

At Vashon Community Care we celebrate that “every moment is an opportunity for an extraordinary experience.” There are countless volunteer opportunities here for all ages. We invite you to spend some quality time at VCC with our dear residents. Last year, more than 150 volunteers donated 2,500 hours of precious time to VCC. Their efforts are all truly priceless to our residents and dedicated staff. Also keep in mind that current high school students are eligible to complete their community service hours required for graduation with us at VCC! Our seniors love spending time with the Island’s youth population. We appreciate all of you!

Already a volunteer? Click the link below to log your hours.

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Meet Our Volunteers

Roger Taylor
Roger plays music to our residents twice monthly via Zoom

It’s a gift to have a facility like VCC on our island.  In some ways, it feels like a luxury for a community as small as ours. It’s a wonderful thing for Vashon residents so they don’t have to leave.

My connection to VCC is about my own grandparents and what grandparents mean. And, I have a soft spot in my heart for them. I want to offer something to those older folks, so twice a month I Zoom in to VCC and play music for the residents.

The staff is really wonderful.  The care, attention and warmth they show the residents is really touching. And, I’ve had some amazing moments with people whose eyes were closed, who seemed incapable of speaking, but I’d look over and see their foot tapping.  It’s been great.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are welcome to work periodically or regularly in a number of areas throughout the VCC campus. There is an on-going need for all volunteer opportunities listed here:

  • One-on-one visits with residents
  • Serve meals in the assisted living dining room at Aspiri Gardens
  • Escort residents on facility-sponsored trips (out to lunch, concerts on- and off-island, museums, etc)
  • Transport residents on short outings, shopping trips or to appointments
  • Read to residents (books, newspaper, poetry)
  • Be a biographer (listen to a resident’s family history and document in writing)
  • Outdoor walks
  • Participate in or lead activities (exercise, gardening, crafts, social hour)
  • Play games (board games, chess, cards, Bingo, trivia)
  • Lead spiritual activities or bible study
  • Arrange parties for/with residents (birthdays, anniversaries, tea time)
  • Give a manicure
  • General office help (mailings, filing, organizing)
  • Receptionist relief
  • Musical performances of any kind
  • Organize a visit for your child’s classroom or daycare (holiday/seasonal sing-a-longs)
  • Share your hobbies, talents, travel experiences, photos
  • Visit with your pet or child(ren)
  • Make popcorn and watch a movie
  • Visit during afternoon snack (coffee, tea and cookies at 3 pm)
  • Help arrange holiday parties

Or… get creative and let us know if you have something special you’d like to share at VCC!

Apply to Volunteer at VCC

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at VCC, fill out our volunteer application below or contact our Development Director, Anne Atwell, directly at aatwell@vashoncommunitycare.org. We look forward to spending time with you!