The volunteer spirit runs deep among our residents and team members; Volunteers give their time to many different activities, from Bible education for local school children to arts and crafts. We’re rich with opportunities for people who want to share their talents both within Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community and in greater Quarryville.
At Quarryville, our mission is to provide for the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs of our residents through high quality facilities, services and personal care in a manner faithful to the Bible and honoring our Lord, Jesus Christ. Through our Community Volunteer Program, volunteers help the organization fulfill this mission every day.
The following are some examples of opportunities to volunteer at Quarryville:
Congratulations to Georgia Keeney who is currently in our Volunteer Spotlight! Georgia has been volunteering at Quarryville since 2014.
Georgia’s first connection to Quarryville was when her husband, Gene, came to QPRC when he was ill in 2006. Georgia was impressed with the facility, care, and staff. Gene sadly passed away in 2007. Georgia decided to volunteer because she enjoys working with older adults and felt very connected to the community. When she first began volunteering, she helped the life engagement department with taking residents on trips, pushing residents with wheelchairs to activities, and helping with other activities in the community.
For the past five to six years, Georgia has been volunteering twice a month to help the podiatrist, Dr. Flinchbaugh, during his visits. A nurse by training, she uses her nursing background to assist him and provide support and comfort to residents during their visits. When asked what she enjoys most about volunteering, she said she loves working with older adults and Quarryville’s team members, having good conversations, and comforting residents who may be nervous about their visit.
Georgia says, “Volunteering is a wonderful experience – to get to love these people – it’s a real service to the people who work here and to the residents.” She also mentioned that she enjoys working alongside the team members and with Dr. Flinchbaugh. “I wish a lot more people would volunteer and see how rewarding it is!” Georgia continued.
Michelle Bombico, Director of Life Engagement, commented, “It’s such a blessing to get to know Georgia and see how much of an encouragement she has been to the residents. It’s inspiring to see that she will soon enter her 10th year of volunteering here. Her enthusiasm and compassion for others is contagious.”
Quarryville is looking for additional volunteers, specifically to help with transport to podiatry, as well as to the beauty shop, other appointments, and activities. There are many other volunteer opportunities with different days and times to suit your schedule. You do not need to be a nurse or health care professional to help.
For more information on volunteering, please contact Michelle Bombico at 717-786-5717 or [email protected].