Volunteers - Lifeline of Your Activity Program

Volunteers are essential for bringing the community into your facility, which is now your resident’s home. They come from all walks of life and have many talents and gifts. Your volunteers can be of all ages which help to bridge the generation gap. They can hold group activities, minister to those who are bedfast, work with you on special events, and assist with fundraising activities. You, as the Activity Director, need to find the right people in the community who will have the heart to work with your elderly population. In the following course you will get some inspiring ideas to build your volunteer base and to retain them, so that you can hold activities that will energize your residents to give them a better quality of life.

Workshop Objectives:
  • Upon completion students will understand the importance of having a number of volunteers to assist in their Activity Program.
  • Students will have a host of ideas and resources for recruiting volunteers in their community.
  • Upon completion students will have tools to use to interview and orient the new volunteers to work in their facility.
  • Students will have a list of volunteer positions that will help them craft a volunteer program.
  • Fundraising ideas will be provided that the Activity Director can use for funds to purchase special items for the department. Volunteers will help to make the students’ dreams happen.
  • Students will be given helpful tips to retain the valuable volunteers that have become involved in their facility.
  • Teacher testimonies will be included to illustrate volunteer programs that have been successful.
  • Forms will be available for students to use. They can also be used as a model for creating their own forms
  • Resources will be available for the students’ further exploration.
Workshop Content:
  • Why You Need Volunteers
  • Recruiting
  • Interview
  • Orientation
  • Volunteer Positions
  • Fundraising
  • Retaining Volunteers
  • Teacher Testimonies
  • Forms
  • Resources
APNCC Approved:
- 4 CE Hours -
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