Program 2019

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Lutheran Home this summer. The Summer Teen Volunteer Program for 2019 is now full. If you would like to complete an application (link below), we will be happy to add you to the waiting list.

We are looking for teens, ages 12 and up, to come spend some

rewarding time with the residents of Lutheran Home. 

Activities include:

Playing cards and board games

Transporting residents to their appointments and activities

Spending time with residents out in the courtyard

Musical? – bring your instrument

Manicures, mail delivery and more!

New Teen Volunteers

​Teen volunteers new to the program must click on the link below, print and complete the application and return to Beth Gauthier, Volunteer Manager. You can mail to the Lutheran Home address, drop off at the Oakton Square Reception Desk or scan and email to: Teen volunteers new to the program must attend an orientation session. Teens will learn more about the opportunities available to them and the procedures to follow. You will also receive a volunteer handbook. Mandatory volunteer t-shirts are $6.00 and must be purchased at orientation.

New Teen Volunteer Orientation

Orientation is Thursday, June 13 or Tuesday, June 18 starting at 1:30 p.m. Sessions are listed on the application, please choose one! Please include your preferred day and time for volunteering; we will confirm your shift at orientation. Volunteering starts the week after orientation.​

Returning Teen Volunteers

No new application is necessary. You also will not need to re-attend orientation. Please email or text Beth at (847) 791-0029 with your preferred shift. Returning  teens may start volunteering as soon as school is out.

volunteer Opportunities for adults and students

Sharing your time and talents with people who need you. Volunteering gives you an opportunity to provide your special touch of kindness to our residents. Your labor of love at Lutheran Home will include work with both residents and professionals in a wide range of activities: 

• Resident Services: spending time with residents, visiting, reading, or enjoying a walk together 

• Resident Activities: playing cards, board games, making crafts, etc. 

• Resident Escort: transfer residents in wheelchairs to activity 

• General Store: assisting residents with their shopping needs 

• Shepherd’s Flock: helping in our childcare center 

• Administrative: assisting with clerical work 

• Pastoral Care: usher, reader, communion assistant, altar guild 

• Auxiliary: craft sales, bake sales, etc. 

• Pet Therapy: visiting residents with your approved dog 


Benefits You Receive  

Volunteering is not just about giving, but also receiving. Volunteering can be a way for people with common interests to meet, get to know each other, stay informed and connect on a social level. It’s easier to contribute to the greater good when you feel a sense of belonging! 

Time Commitment  

Many of our volunteers serve on a regular basis, spending 1-3 hours per week. Others visit with residents when their schedule allows. We are flexible. 

Requirements to Get Started 

Prospective volunteers (starting at age 12) must complete an application form (below) and interview with the Volunteer Manager. We will match your interests with Lutheran Home needs. Bring a friend, sibling, or other loved one along! 


Volunteer opportunities are available and ongoing.
We thank you for your support and commitment to our ministry of service.

For information about upcoming volunteer opportunities
please contact Beth Gauthier at