Admission Inquiries:
T: 320-274-2591
T: 320-274-3737
F:  320-274-3631

500 Park St. E
Annandale, MN 55302


Volunteer Opportunities

As a volunteer, you will become part of our caring team. While your service will provide invaluable assistance to the staff, the true rewards of volunteering are the interactions you will have with the people living on our campus.  The companionship you can provide will contribute greatly to their quality of life.

We hope that you will become an important member of our team. May your experience as a volunteer be both exciting and rewarding.

To become a volunteer please call or email Karen Elsenpeter  at 320-416.0239. Training is provided.


The following volunteer opportunities are currently available on our campus:

  • Greeters

Individuals who are comfortable giving a friendly welcome to visitors entering the building.  Would need to be able to answer very basic questions about the facility.  Training provided.  Looking for individuals to fill the following hours: M-F 11:30AM-1:00PM and 4:30PM-6:00PM, Sat-Sun 12:00PM-3:00PM.

  • Transportation Companions

Many times a week residents utilize contracted transportation companies to get to/from their physician appointments.  Often their families are not available to ride with them to the appointments.  As a volunteer rider you can help by riding to appointments with them and assisting them into the physicians’ office. Times may vary and training will be provided.

  • Kickball/ Balloon Volleyball Leaders

Leaders who like to have fun but aren’t afraid to intervene if individuals become too aggressive during play in order to keep everyone safe.  Residents love both of these activities and look forward to the fun.

  • Fancy Fingers

Don’t all ladies feel better when their nails are looking great?  We need manicure assistants to help a couple of times a month to make that happen for our residents.  No cutting of nails is involved, just painting and beautiful results.  It will even make you feel better!!

  • Baking

What can be better than the smell of fresh baked goodies wafting through the air?  You can help make that happen by assisting residents with baking projects.  Share your own ideas or get new ones from the participants, either way everyone will enjoy the aromas and the results.

  • One-on-One Visits

Individuals that are self-motivated and comfortable working with residents that have physical or cognitive impairments are needed to provide one-on-one visits and sensory stimulation. Your interaction with the resident will enhance the quality of their life that day and provide you with a sense of accomplishment. Training will be provided.

  • Weekend/Evening Volunteer Opportunities

There is a need for volunteers to play cards or games on the weekends with the residents.  Also any individuals musically inclined who would like to attend regularly on either weekends or evenings to provide ½ hour to 45 minutes of music or entertainment your expertise would be greatly welcomed.   Your flexibility is important to us and can be accommodated.

  • Paper Shredding

Unfortunately there is paper that always needs shredding.  This volunteer opportunity is to anyone over the age of 16 who likes to work independently.  Set your own time.

  • Musical Entertainment at Centennial Villa Assisted Living

Musical entertainment is needed for the tenants at Assisted Living.  If you have musical talent that you would like to share with the group your reward will be avid and appreciative listeners.

  • Extra TLC One-to-One

There is a need for tenants at the Assisted Living to have a link to persons living in the community.  As a volunteer you can foster new relationships, bring news of community events and happenings and provide friendship.  Visits may be set to your specification.

  • Birthday Bash

Once a month a Birthday Bash is a happening at the Assisted Living.  Volunteers are welcome to participate in the party by assisting the staff with entertainment and refreshments.

  • Light Office Duties

The Administrative Secretary and Nursing Departments are seeking a volunteer to assist with copying, making admission packets and general office work.  Do not need typing or computer abilities.  Hours are flexible.  Training will be provided.  Work at your own pace.

  • Humanities

This is a well-loved activity held each Tuesday at 9:30 am.  Residents look forward to attending.  Each week a story is read and discussion follows.  Residents are reminded of the past and are invited to share their own stories.  An assistant is needed to aid the director.

Opportunity Days/Time Description
One to One Visitor Varies Visit with residents, read & write letters, take residents for in-house outings
Beauty Shop Assistant Monday-Friday Assist beauticians by bringing residents to beauty shop, taking out rollers, etc
Fancy Fingers Nail Care Tuesday File, buff and polish resident’s nails
Music Assistant Varies Piano player in the Dayroom Music Therapy-hand bells-chimes Sing-a-Longs
Bingo Assistant Care Center Monday 2:00-2:45pm Call bingo, assist in distributing cards etc
Bingo Assistant Assisted Living Assist in transporting tenants to bingo, distribute cards, assist caller
Outing Assistant Spring/Summer/Fall Assist Activity Department in taking residents on Community outings
Coffee Hour Assistant Everyday 2:45-3:45pm Serve coffee & snacks, visit with residents
Mail Delivery Monday-Saturday Deliver mail to residents

The Annandale Care Center Auxiliary’s mission is to help make the nursing home as homelike as possible, to view the residents as an extension of the community and to assist with the residents and their personal needs.

To achieve this goal the Auxiliary sponsors many events including monthly birthday parties for residents, Bingo, special event parties such as St. Patrick’s Day and the annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon.
Please consider joining as membership is open to all interested parties and dues are only $10 per year.
We have a minimum of 6 general meetings each year.

For questions about volunteering please contact

The Annandale Care Center, Social Service Department
320-274-7218 or 320-274-2591

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