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Christian Health Welcomed 35 Junior Volunteers this Summer

Christian Health Welcomed 35 Junior Volunteers this Summer

Volunteers of All Ages Needed for Year-round Service

Pictured, standing, from left, are junior volunteers Natalie Watroba of Bloomingdale, Jake Fiordelisi of Ramsey, Collin Tsui of Wyckoff, Michael Steiginga of North Haledon, and Will O’Connell of Wyckoff. Pictured, seated, from left, are Heritage Manor Nursing Home residents Anne Milstein, Harriet Shepard-Hohman, Carmella Chirdo, and Michelina Nigro.

Christian Health’s Summer Junior Volunteer Program provided teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 opportunities to gain meaningful experience serving the residents of our facilities. The teens assisted staff with programs for the residents, provided transport aid, or helped the staff of the Child Day Care Center located on our campus. Some of the teenagers also fulfilled school and church community service requirements as they volunteered.

“Our Junior Volunteer Program has been so successful throughout the years,” said Dot Faasse, Coordinator of Volunteers. “The residents love interacting with the young people, and staff appreciates all their assistance. Many junior volunteers enjoy the summer experience so much that they continue to come throughout the school year. Some even choose to pursue careers in health care or related fields because of their experiences here.”

All volunteers at Christian Health (CHCC) make a difference in the lives of patients, residents, clients, consumers, and staff every day. Each year, more than

200 adults and teenagers collectively provide nearly 15,000 hours of volunteer service to CHCC. Their responsibilities are varied and extensive. Some assist with activities, make friendly visits, or work in de Snoep Winkle Gift Shop and Tea Room. Others organize fundraisers or serve on the CHCC Board of Trustees.

“Our goal is to make your volunteer experience a valuable one, while also benefiting CHCC residents and patients,” said Mrs. Faasse. “Each of us is given gifts and talents to use for the common good. Through volunteering, people give of themselves and receive satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment. Volunteering provides an opportunity to help others, meet new people, keep your mind sharp, explore health careers, and fulfill educational, school, and church community-service requirements.”

Currently, volunteers are needed as gift shop assistants, activities assistants, neighborhood visitors, and dietary assistants.

To become a volunteer at CHCC, you may apply in one of the following ways: Visit our Volunteer Office located in Heritage Manor East; call Dot Faasse, Coordinator of Volunteers, at (201) 848-5921 or email; or visit, print the application, and mail it to Dot Faasse, Coordinator of Volunteers, Christian Health, 301 Sicomac Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481, or complete the online application on the website. Once your application has been received, you will be contacted to arrange a tour and a short interview. Volunteer placement will be made based upon the individual’s interests and availability.