Help us create joy-filled connections during the Alzheimer’s journey. We value connections, and we believe connected groups of people can accomplish great things.
We also need volunteers willing to interact with the public, answering questions and sharing basic information about Alzheimer’s and Songs & Smiles.
If you are interested in volunteering with Songs & Smiles, please tell us a little about yourself and your experience. In the meantime, please also consider helping right where you are by taking time to care for caregivers in your life.
Background Checks for Volunteer Singalong Leaders:
(Note: This does not apply to volunteers assisting us at events or helping with behind-the-scenes work with no direct involvement with seniors.)
We conduct basic background checks on our official Volunteer Singalong Leaders since they may individually represent Songs & Smiles at a senior care facility. Volunteer Singalong Leaders are subject to four background checks: multi-state criminal search, global terrorist search, sex offender registry search, and an identity search (known aliases, 10-15 year address history, and social security verification).
An applicant must pass all four background checks before moving onto the next step to become an official Songs & Smiles Volunteer Singalong Leader. If an applicant passes all four background checks, they will move along in the process. If an applicant does not pass one or more of the checks, they will be notified by Songs & Smiles staff. In some cases, additional information may be required from the applicant. If the applicant refuses to provide any additional information, their application will be rejected. Criminal records do not automatically disqualify candidates from volunteering. However, certain convictions are generally disqualifying offenses: violent crimes, weapon offenses, and theft charges including identity theft, elder abuse, or fraud.
Volunteers at the first Songs & Smiles event in 2017
Sheryl with her friend Jerri, helping at a family activity event in 2017