What We Do

Trusted Volunteers for Nursing Homes

We Provide Trusted Volunteers for Nursing Homes

Volunteer with older womanThe primary focus of Community 360º is to recruit, screen and train committed individuals to serve as weekly companions for residents of long-term care centers.

We also have a number of event-based volunteer opportunities for members of the community who want to help out with special events designed for and with the elderly.

At this time, Community-360º has hundreds volunteers serving residents at dozens of care communities throughout the Omaha Metro area and Council Bluffs. These volunteers provide companionship to frail, institutionalized older adults, and are a source of support to the staff.

For our long-term volunteer training program, we accept only the finest of volunteers to serve as companions to this vulnerable group. In fact, we screen all applicants and make sure they understand five key concepts before they can participate in our training and placement program. These principle concepts are:

Community – Selflessness – Presence – Compassion – Commitment

When we find individuals who value these concepts, we feel they have great potential to be quality volunteers for the long-term care community.  Read more about our training program!

Community 360° Training Materials

At Community-360º,  we create training materials that better equip volunteers for their work in a skilled nursing environment. The materials and methodology used encourage compasion, and educate the volunteer with the real-world knowledge and skills they need to enter the long-term care facility and hit the ground running.

Our materials are comprehensive – employing state-of-the-art methods and multiple learning styles to keep the student engaged throughout the training process.

Volunteer Opportunities for the Community

Community 360º offers opportunities for the community to become involved with older adults.   We love to collaborate with institutions of all types: from colleges, high schools, churches, and many other organizations, and are always seeking new ways to get people involved with the long-term care communities in our area.

We want people to see what is happening inside of nursing homes and we want people to join our cause.

Kerri Nikunen opens “Christmas in Our Hearts”

Every year Community 360º promotes several events designed to engage our community while helping frail, institutionalized older adults feel significant and connected.

One such event is the Christmas in Our Hearts annual concert, now in its 20th year.

Christmas in Our Hearts is a professional concert that is produced annually for about 400 residents and staff of local long-term care and senior communities. During this afternoon, we pamper these seniors with a time of beautiful Christmas music and turn the auditorium into a Winter Wonderland.  More than 100 volunteers are on-hand to make this grand event happen! 

The Chance to Give Back Something Meaningful

At Community 360º we offer individuals everywhere a chance to get involved in the lives of frail, institutionalized older adults. If you would like to get involved with Community 360º, please join our community by staying in touch on facebook, or making a donation today

Community 360° on the map

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