Terra Vista encourages family members, as well as community members, to join us in providing a vibrant and exciting lifestyle to all of our residents.  We welcome youthful enthusiastic volunteers to contribute their talent and we support intergenerational partnerships to help build connections between the ages, enhancing relationships and offering mutual benefits.

Volunteering is a great opportunity for family members to stay connected with their loved one. Moreover, it provides a wonderful, fulfilling experience for those who are seeking to make a difference in the lives of others, especially older adults.  There are many areas in which volunteers can assist:


  • 1-on-1 Visits
  • Wii/Brain Game Facilitator
  • Craft Leader
  • Activity Assistant
  • Gardening Activities
  • Exercise Leader
  • Bingo Caller
  • Pet Therapy Visits (citizens bring in a variety of  animals)
  • Show & Tell Coordinator (local citizens with interesting  artifacts, hobbies,..)
  • Live Entertainment
  • Party Planning & Decorator (for seasonal or themed events)
  • Share or Teach a Hobby
  • Out Trip Assistant
  • Photography or Videography
  • Newsletter Writer
  • Guest Blog Writing
  • Social Media Sharing
  • Dining Room Greeter

If you are interested in sharing your time and enthusiasm with our residents at Terra Vista, please email us at or call 630-534-0886 for details.  Experience in working with those with dementia is preferred but not necessary.

"When giving comes straight from the heart, it can never disappoint or embarrass" ~ Bel Kaufman