Welcome to the Eden Gardens Volunteer Portal

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

Our volunteers assist residents with planned programs such as the bistro/gift shop, crafts, bus rides or one-on-one visits, like walking with a resident or playing a game with them. Many volunteers come and sing to the residents, which is always amazing! Others offer help with gardening, maintenance or special events. 

Bistro action

Residents love spending time in the volunteer-run bistro!

Your help will offer residents an opportunity to feel happy and useful and get out and share time with fellow residents.

You will be a valuable asset to helping us keep the mission of Eden Gardens a thriving one. When you volunteer with us you give more than just your time - you give your energy, your commitment, your love and your joy.

We look forward to getting your application...just click on the red button in the upper right, complete the application, submit and we'll talk soon!

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Our Values

Eden Gardens: A home for growth, love and joy

Eden Gardens creates a person-centered community that promotes well-being & a quality of life for all.

We follow the Principles of the Eden Philosophy 

1. The three plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom account for the bulk of suffering among our residents.

2. A person-centered community commits to creating a human habitat where life revolves around close and continuing contact with plants, animals and children. It is these relationships that provide the young and old alike a pathway to a life worth living.

3. Loving companionship is the antidote to loneliness. Residents deserve easy access to human and animal companionship.

4.  A person-centered community creates opportunity to give as well as receive care. This is the antidote to helplessness.

5.  A person-centered community imbues daily life with variety and spontaneity by creating an environment in which unexpected or unpredictable interactions and happenings can take place. This is the antidote to boredom.

6.  Meaningless activity corrodes the human spirit. The opportunity to do things we find meaningful is essential to human health.

7.  Medical treatment should be the servant of genuine human caring, never its master.

8.  A person-centered community honors its residents by de-emphasizing top-down bureaucratic authority, seeking instead to place the maximum possible decision-making authority into the hands of the residents or into the hands of those closest to them.

9.  Creating a person-centered community is a never-ending process. Human growth must never be separated from human life.

10.Wise leadership is the life blood of any struggle against the three plagues. For it, there can be not substitute.