I have only just found you and I have been overwhelmed by the content. A week ago, I was contemplating leaving my job because I was just running out of ideas and I was getting bored doing the same old things. Not now! Thank you!
Krissi Rochelle Social Life Co-ordinator United Kingdom
It is absolutely wonderful to see and use the combined efforts of so many of us caring for the elderly, from all over the world! This website has opened many doors to the world of the elderly, stimulating and enriching their lives and making it possible for us as Carers to bring joy and fulfillment. Thank you to Golden Carers for making all of this possible, we salute you!!
It sounds like you have a good start
Are haps this article will help you further
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
[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.
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.
Thank you for your input