Volunteering at Otterbein Franklin

Volunteering is such a rewarding experience!

Volunteers provide additional care and attention. They provide the “extras” that enhance the quality care given by our staff. Although all residents within our Community are encouraged to remain as active and independent as possible, we understand illness or disability sometimes prevents residents from meeting this goal. Volunteers may perform simple tasks or visit with someone who might need companionship. As simple as the task may be, volunteers play a vital role in our Community.

Who Can Volunteer?

• Retirees
• High School or College Students
• Families
• Children 16 or older
• Individuals or Groups
• Organizations
• Anyone who wants to give to others!

Volunteers help in all areas of our Community and aid in the care and attention to all residents. This is done by visiting, running errands, writing letters, reading, acting as a companion with conversation, and meeting many other needs for the residents. Tasks are assigned depending on need, interests, and availability. All tasks are fully instructed to the volunteer before beginning. Examples of volunteer services and opportunities are provided below, but are not limited to those listed.


• Assist or Lead Exercise
• Call Bingo
• Piano Playing
• Sharing Special Talents
• Teaching Arts & Crafts
• Serving Food at Special Events
• Introducing Entertainment
• Party Set-up & Decoration
• Discuss Current Events
• Reading for Fun
• Show Videos/Movies
• Aid in Outside Events
• Cards & Games
• Transporting Residents


• Typing
• Copying
• Preparing Mailings
• Collating


• Assist with Flower Beds
• Aid in Greenhouse
• Beautification of Grounds


• Lead Bible Study
• Teach Church School
• Assist with Vespers
• Lead Hymn Sing
• Sing in Choir
• Hospice Volunteer


• Writing Letters
• Reading to Residents
• Mending/Light Alterations
• Visiting
• Sewing Bibs/Lap Robes
• Light Duties for Residents
• Recruit Volunteers
• Deliver Mail
• Light Ironing
• Personal Shopping
• Assist with Beauty Care
• Hospice Services

Please complete this volunteer application form and email it to jcronin@franklinunitedmethodist.org if you are interested in volunteering.

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Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community (formally know as Franklin United Methodist Community) opened its doors in 1957 as a continuing care retirement community that provides a variety of living options and care choices for retired persons. The long-standing traditions and standards of the United Methodist Church remain a part of our community; however residency is open to persons of all faiths and denominations. We stand committed as a non-profit, faith-based organization willing to serve the needs of our community.