Volunteer Positions – Oak Park

Oak Park Volunteer Positions

If you’re interested in volunteering for any of these positions, please complete the Volunteer Application. Thank you!


Help with JSL’s favorite activity! Call Bingo, pass out cards, manage the pot and distribute prizes.

1 -2 volunteers needed

Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Sundays  (2 volunteers, time TBD)

Sunday – Friday, flexible two-hour shifts between 9 am and 1 pm

Multiple Volunteers Needed

Assist our residents by running our small onsite store that sells essential household items like cleaning products and personal care items. Also sold in our Pantry are a variety of beverages, and snacks. This is where residents come down to have a hot cup of coffee and a bagel and hang out in the morning.

Fridays 3-4pm

1 volunteer needed, but more are welcome!

This is a free-form discussion-based class where participants engage in open and spontaneous conversations on a particular topic. Volunteer can select a topic or let residents decide.

Mondays 2 p.m.

Tuesdays 3 p.m.

Sundays: Any time in the afternoon

Any type of arts and crafts. Residents would particularly love for someone to set up a still life and teach them how to paint.

ONLY in the month of January 2024 – each Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Join the residents for a weekly movie, pop their popcorn and watch the following movies along side the residents:

January 6th: “Spy” (2015)

January 13th: “Pride” (2014)

January 20th: “Ricki and the Flash” (2015)

January 27th: “My Cousin Vinny” (1992)

Thursdays at 3 p.m.

1 Volunteer needed.

Lead an engaging cognitive class designed to sharpen mental prowess through a variety of challenging activities.

In this class, the residents explore the fascinating world of rebus puzzles, decoding visual messages that stimulate pattern recognition and creative thinking. Crosswords will exercise their (and your!) vocabulary and lateral thinking, providing a linguistic workout. Logic puzzles encourage critical thinking and strategy, honing the ability to analyze and deduce information. Embark on a journey of intellectual exploration, where each session promises to elevate cognitive abilities and obtain a sense of accomplishment. Any and all brain games are fair game in “Mind Masters!”

Volunteers are welcome to plan the hour-long program or have the Life Enrichment Coordinator assist in creating them.

Wednesdays at 3 p.m.

1 Volunteer needed.

A thrilling and interactive learning experience inspired by the iconic game show. Challenge the residents’ (and your) knowledge across various categories. Participants will enjoy lively competitions, test their wits with trivia questions, and enhance their learning in a fun, fast-paced environment. Come ready to unlock excitement!

Boards can be created or found on www.jeopardylabs.com (for free!)

Volunteers are welcome to plan the hour-long program or have the Life Enrichment Coordinator assist in creating them.

Flexible Scheduling

Multiple Volunteers Needed

Are you knowledgeable about you would like to share with our residents? We would LOVE to host you at our campus. Topics can include health, politics, history, anything. Lectures would ideally be in the evenings but can be any time.

Even as we age and gain life experience, our curiosity doesn’t diminish. Lectures can be a great way of uncovering new interests and meeting like-minded enthusiasts.

Monthly – Flexible Scheduling

Multiple Volunteers Needed

Nothing brightens up a room and lifts spirits like a colorful bunch of flowers. What’s more, this is an activity that can be enjoyed while sitting, which is perfect for those who are less mobile. Join the residents monthly for this activity, which can be scheduled flexibly, based on volunteer availability.

Flexible Scheduling – weekly, biweekly or monthly

Multiple Volunteers Needed

Provides a space for older gentlemen to come together, fostering camaraderie and a sense of community. Men’s club activities engage the interests and preferences of members, and might  include activities such as card games, sports discussions, book clubs, hobby groups, or outings. These clubs contribute to the overall well-being of the residents by promoting social interaction, mental stimulation, and a supportive environment for sharing experiences and common interests. In addition to scheduled activities, the men’s club may also serve as a platform for organizing special events, guest speakers, and outings to further enhance the social dynamics within the senior living community.


Spark a lively conversation on a variety of topics.

1 Volunteer needed


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