Volunteer - Chesterbrook Residences


Volunteer at Chesterbrook

Do you enjoy working with older adults?
Are you looking for a way to share your talents with others?
Do you have an upcoming service project? 

If yes, then we want you!  We are currently seeking volunteers of all ages to brighten the lives of our residents.  You can share your time and talents in these positions (and more):

Life Enrichment Activity Leader

The Activity Leader is responsible for assisting the Life Enrichment Department in carrying out the planned resident programs. Under the supervision of the Life Enrichment Director or Activity Assistants, volunteers will facilitate activities that benefit the residents socially, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and cognitively. Volunteers may plan activities that will be put on the resident calendar or join pre-planned activities. This position helps to bring a greater quantity and variety of activities to residents at Chesterbrook, promoting a high quality of life for all.

Special Event Volunteer

Special Event staff assists Chesterbrook Residences during events that may cater to residents, the community, or fundraising needs. Event staff will be assigned a supervisor and tasks depending on the needs of the event. These one-time or regular events may require volunteers for set-up, clean-up, facilitating of activities, administrative tasks, planning, serving of food, or other tasks. Volunteers help us host successful events that benefit the mission and residents of Chesterbrook.

Friendly Visitor

Friendly Visitors enhance the quality of life of clients by providing social interaction, mental stimulation, and emotional support to individual residents.  The role of the Friendly Visitor is to reduce the resident’s sense of isolation by providing individualized attention. Your goal is to build positive, supportive, relationships with individual residents.

Administrative Aide

The Office Aide will perform a variety of tasks depending on needs of the Chesterbrook Residences office. This will include answering phones, assisting with filing and data entry, and other administrative tasks as assigned. This position helps to extend the resources in the Chesterbrook community to better assist and direct the needs of our residents and families.

Dining Room Aide

The dining room aide contributes to providing a positive and pleasant dining experience for the Residents and guests at Chesterbrook. Having a positive dining experience enhances quality of life and contributes to physical and mental wellbeing. Under the direction of the Dining Room Supervisor, the aide will perform both functional duties to assist in the successful delivery of food and beverages, assist in preparation and clean-up of meals, and provide positive interactions with residents and guests.

Move-In Helper

The Move-In Helper volunteer assists new residents moving into Chesterbrook Residences, or current residents relocating to a new room, to move their belongings and set up their space. This volunteer is an important part of creating a smooth and positive transition for new residents, and helping them feel at home.


Ready to Apply?

Simply complete the application below and one of our Life Enrichment team members will get in touch with you to set up a volunteer interview and introduction to our community, followed by a formal volunteer orientation and agreement signing.  (All volunteers must undergo a background screening including a criminal background check.)



Volunteer Testimonials

My mother-in-law was a Chesterbrook resident for a while and I came to know and love the residents and the staff. So when a book club leader was needed, I jumped at the chance! Five years later, it is still the highlight of my month and I now also help with the library.

— Sally Jaggar

I love being a volunteer at Chesterbrook! The environment is exceptionally friendly and the staff exceptionally professional. I am exceptionally proud to have Chesterbrook in our McLean community!

— Donald H. DiLoreto

Volunteering at Chesterbrook Residences for the past seven years has given my life so much meaning and purpose. The best part of volunteering at Chesterbrook is the residents who attend my poetry readings every month and enjoy listening to poems that bring back so many memories of their youth and childhood. It means the world to me to see the residents smile as they reminisce and enjoy themselves. I am honored to volunteer in a program that fosters smiles and warm memories for the grateful residents of Chesterbrook.

— Fred B.

It is humbling to volunteer at Chesterbrook Residences. I have never met a more caring, dedicated staff; they share a vocation, not a job or career. The residents are treated with dignity, patience and compassion. Chesterbrook is not a facility, but a home , and its residents are part of a family. There is a spirituality about it which is unmistakable and moving. My mother was truly blessed to have lived the last four years of her life there; I feel blessed to be able to continue my relationship with Chesterbrook as a volunteer.

— Monica Keenan

I consider it a privilege to be part of the Chesterbrook community! On Tuesday’s I call Bingo for the residents and it is one of the most fulfilling and emotionally rewarding times of my week. The love and appreciation I feel far outweighs the minimal amount of time I give. It’s a true symbiotic relationship that I feel blessed to be a part of!

— Robyn Lighthammer