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Phyllis 17th Sep 2021 Nurse Unit Manager
Hi, I'm trying to write an ad for my local paper requesting skilled volunteers of any sort to share their passion, have any of you completed something similar in the past that you could share with me? Thanks
Susan 17th Sep 2021 Activity Director
Hi Phyllis
It sounds like you have a good start
Are haps this article will help you further
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-establish-a-volunteer-program-/4229/
Susan 18th Sep 2021 Activity Director
Hi again Phyllis
I used to send letters to the Local newspapers editor about national volunteer week which happens to be in April but you could use this format to ask them to help you get volunteers for your organization
National Volunteer Week is …
[ORGANIZATION NAME] Announces Recognition Plans

Local Volunteers Encouraged to Celebrate Service During National
Volunteer Week
[CITY/STATE, MONTH DAY, YEAR ORGANIZATION NAME, ORGANIZATION
DESCRIPTION], today announced plans to celebrate National Volunteer Week, a time dedicated to demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.
St Johns 18th Sep 2021 Activities Team
ooh this has been on my mind too, I'd love to hear what people have to say :)
Satomi 21st Sep 2021 Carer / Activity Coordinator
Hi, Phyllis,
I focuse on the activity that resident(s) is willing to do, not so much volunteer wants to do. For example, if one resident expressed wanting to play the chess game, I will advertise for that purpose. Chess is a time consuming and only two people's game - therefore it is very good if you can find a good chess player. Code of ethics, policy & procedures, WHS, trainings, etc are the same as paid staff regardless the activities.
Susan 22nd Sep 2021 Activity Director
Hi Satomi
Thank you for your input

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