Masons and Family
There are over 40,000 Masons within the jurisdiction of Florida, and we're serious about caring for our residents. With over 30 districts in Florida, each one participates in a special activity day at the Masonic Home. Every member of our Masonic community volunteers their time to put a smile on the faces of our beloved residents. Many Lodges participate as a group, while others contribute as a family. We invite all Masons to help make a difference in the lives of our residents and families at the Masonic of Florida, and volunteer opportunities are always available.
Coreen Brownell, “Corky”, came up with an idea in 1990, to hand out sundry items and health & beauty aids to the residents. She was a Member of the Masonic Home Service Guild, whose members are volunteers at the Masonic Home and members of the Order of the Eastern Star. She initiated a state-wide plea for donations and they started coming in from Lodges and Chapters. Since then, twice a week, “Corky’s Cupboard”, named in her honor, opens for the purpose of supplying the residents with a few of their personal needs. It is entirely sustained through kind donations of items, and cash to buy the items the residents need the most!Corky's List
The volunteer worker must be at least 14 years of age, and must possess the sincere desire to work with older residents who may have physical and/or cognitive limitations. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian at all times. Volunteers must have the ability to follow instructions, and the willingness to cooperate with department heads and all staff. They must exhibit patience, tact, a cheerful disposition, enthusiasm, and follow assignments.
- Opportunities include: In-room visitations, holiday decorating, assisting with activities programs, special events and shopping trips, dining, and outdoor beautification.