Volunteer with us
Solace Friends was founded by a group of committed and dedicated volunteers who saw a need in our community and worked to meet that need by creating Solace Home. Volunteers and their spirit of kindness remain at the heart of everything we do.

Volunteer Roles

Solace Friends appreciates the time and talent that volunteers contribute to help in all facets of our operations. For most of Solace Friends’ volunteer assignments, no special skills are required—just an open mind and heart, and the desire to help others when it's needed most. All volunteers receive training and ongoing support. All volunteer assignments are based on individual interests and availability.

Examples of volunteer roles include:

Onboarding Requirements

There are several steps in the process of becoming a Solace Friends volunteer.

Volunteers who want to volunteer in Solace Home as hands-on caregivers for residents and help with tasks such as bathing, dressing, feeding, and medication administration are required to complete an additional 13 hours of training in topics related to resident care. This training is required by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) as a condition of Solace Home’s adult family home licensure. In some instances, several hours of this training can be waived based on a person’s previous training or experience in healthcare.

How to Apply

For questions about becoming a Solace Friends volunteer, please email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@solacefriends.org. For general questions about Solace Friends, please contact Executive Director Kendra Deja at info@solacefriends.org.

If you are ready to complete a volunteer application, click on the button to access the volunteer application in the Better Impact volunteer database. Solace Friends uses Better Impact Volunteer Management Software for enrolling, scheduling, and managing training for volunteers.

Better Impact will ask you to share some basic contact information and how you think you might like to get involved with Solace Friends. All of your information is kept secure and confidential.

Once we've received your information, we will contact you to discuss the next steps for onboarding and training.

Thank you for your interest in bringing your time and talents to our Solace Friends community!

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