Seniors - Service Learning Opportunities

 Carol Woods Carol Woods
750 Weaver Dairy Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Alli Little - Volunteer Coordinator
Carol Woods is a continuing care retirement community. Volunteer needs include: resident visitation and assistance with group activities involving music, art, exercise and gardening. Orientation required. Second Opportunity - Carol Woods Students who are interested in volunteering to assist residents of the Carol Woods Retirement Community with their portable electronic devices are invited to contact Bill Wright at Carol Woods. Students can begin assisting residents after they have been assigned to a resident and completed an on-site orientation session. Mr. Wright can be reached at: 919-918-3441 or
 Carolina Meadows Carolina Meadows
100 Carolina Meadows
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Kris O’Keefe – Volunteer Coordinator
(919)942-4014 ext. 437.
Are you a compassionate and caring person who appreciates and enjoys older people? If so, please consider brightening the lives of others as a volunteer in the Pines (Health Center) at Carolina Meadows. Some of the opportunities: visit 1-on-1 or in a small group, help a resident learn to use a computer, share a talent such as singing or playing a musical instrument, or join an existing activity program or game. Orientation and negative TB test required. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule.
  Covenant Place
103 Culbreth Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Alison Gaymalov - Service Coordinator
Covenant Place an independent, senior living facility that is helping to meet the need for affordable, safe and supportive housing for seniors is looking for student volunteers to assist with gardening projects. Student may also assist by interacting and socializing residents. For more information about Covenant Place go to our website.
 Music in My Mind Music in my Mind
Orange County Department on Aging
2551 Homestead Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Ethan Lechner
Music in my Mind is an Orange County effort to bring personally meaningful music to seniors with dementia. Music can awaken deep emotional memories, sometimes temporarily renewing awareness, relieving depression, and calming agitation. Local high school students are invited to work with individuals with dementia and their families to create playlists of music that resonates with the individual. A training program will show volunteers how to interview elders about their music tastes and how to use the equipment to construct a playlist. Volunteers will be asked to follow-up monthly with their elders to revise playlists. Meetings with elders to build playlists can be done at one of the Senior Centers in Orange County or at care facilities. Here is a video that shows the amazing power of personalized music for a person with dementia. This is a clip of the film Alive Inside.
 Orange County North Carolina Robert and Pearl Seymour Center
2551 Homestead Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Corina Riley
Call for opportunities.