With the support of our volunteer network, the Little Sisters of the Poor are able to fulfill our mission of loving service to the elderly. Volunteers are a vital part of our Home. Residents, Little Sisters and all at Jeanne Jugan Residence appreciate the contributions made by volunteers.
Whether the activity is friendly visiting, escorting Residents to daily Mass, assisting in the dining room or kitchen, gardening, working in the arts and crafts or activity program, driving or accompanying Residents to appointments, working in the laundry & linen room, housekeeping, maintenance, general office work, nursing services, chapel maintenance, receptionist, or beautician, volunteering at Jeanne Jugan Residence is very rewarding. It is also a chance to give back to those who gave so much to us.
In the words of our volunteers …
“My husband and I both volunteer at the home for quite a few years now. Involvement here gives you a wonderful sense of accomplishment as you join in helping the Little Sisters of the Poor in their mission.. The environment is warm friendly and caring. You couldn’t find a better place to volunteer. So if you’re thinking of volunteering, please think Jeanne Jugan!” – Joanne B.
“All the good I have done, or tried to do, has been given back to me in the little every day miracles, I experience over and over at Jeanne Jugan. All the friends I have made, the lessons I have learned, the love I have experienced day after day, toward me or between others in the home, Residents and employees, the Sisters, other volunteers, have been a continual blessing. I only pray it will last a long time … and that all are blessed with the Goodness I know through this beautiful and holy place.” – Kathryn Philopena
“Why do I volunteer at Jeanne Jugan Residence? Because ‘This is Holy Ground.’ All those who serve and live here in whatever capacity sense it and experience it. The Little Sisters of the Poor, the Chaplain, the Residents, families of the Residents, and the staff and volunteers. There is a sense of family, gratitude, and belonging-all of which every human being needs. I personally receive more than I could ever give and for these reasons I praise God with a huge ‘Deo Gratias’ for this blessed opportunity."
"Meister Eckhart, a German mystic and Dominican Friar said, ‘If the only prayer we say in life is ‘thank you’ it would be enough.’ May God continue to bless this Residence and all who dwell within.” – Anne Wadsley
“You asked me why I volunteer … Obviously, I am most grateful for the care my mother receives and it is one way I am able to give back. Life is lived here and celebrated. Jeanne Jugan Residence is my chosen family. I take that responsibility very seriously. Families do so many things together; they play, share laughter and joy; they share meals and feed each other; they respect one another even when they don’t agree; they pray together; they comfort each other in sad times; they are there when help is needed; and most important they love each other, my reason for volunteering.” – Theresa Heather
“’We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone’ (Ronald Reagan). I believe that. I can't help everybody, but at least on one day I can help somebody. We all need to move it forward, anyway we can.” – Eugene Tighe
Thank You for your interest in volunteering!
Here are some documents you may need before signing up!
For more information contact Sister Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org