Volunteers and Community Groups

Have you ever thought about volunteering at an assisted living or nursing home? Do you like spending time with seniors? Do you belong to a group that would like to visit and perform or lead an activity with our residents? If you said “Yes!” we’d love you to come be a part of our Bel Air Assisted Living family.

Our residents always look forward to interacting with volunteers and community groups and we hope you will come join us!

Frequently asked questions about volunteering and community groups

Is an assisted living the same thing as a nursing home?

Assisted livings are similar to nursing homes because they care of elderly residents who need more help than can be provided in their own home or with their families.  Assisted livings provide a comfortable, home-like environment for residents who need assistance with daily care, meals, and medications but do not need an intense level of medical care.

Do all of your residents have Alzheimer’s?

Bel Air Assisted Living provides Memory Care for Individuals with Alzheimer’s and other types of Dementia. We also provide care for individuals who have health problems related to aging who do not having any problems with their memory. All of our residents really enjoy visits with volunteers, community activities and performances. Our staff can help you come up with activities to do with residents that are a good fit for you and for them.

What types of things can volunteers do?

Volunteers can do anything and everything—from leading a craft activity or a bingo game, to reading to residents, playing a board game, working on a puzzle, joining a sing-along, helping with holiday decorating, looking at photographs with residents and learning about their life experiences, or just chatting with residents to keep them company.

Can my group come to Bel Air Assisted Living?

Yes! We welcome all kinds of community and student groups. Here are some of the many groups that regularly visit and perform or do activities with our residents:

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland – https://www.gscm.org/

Pets on Wheels – https://www.petsonwheels.org/

Bel Air United Methodist Church Youth Group – https://belairumc.org

Just Having Fun Singers – https://jhfsingers.wixsite.com/justhavingfunsingers

Can volunteering at Bel Air Assisted Living count toward the Service-Learning requirement for my school?

Yes! We have been able to work with several schools in the area so that students are able to get credit for Service-Learning requirements when they spend time with our residents. We will be happy to coordinate things with your school to make sure your requirements are met. Students have volunteered with us from:

The John Carroll School – https://johncarroll.org/

C. Milton Wright High School – https://cmhs.ss18.sharpschool.com/

North Harford High School – https://cmhs.ss18.sharpschool.com/

St. Margaret’s School – https://smsch.org/

If you are interested in learning more, contact the Assisted Living Manager, at (410) 893-9164 or [email protected].