by Corina Sadler, CVA, Volunteer Resources Supervisor at City of Plano I just finished reading “Creating the Volun-Cheer Force: Rethinking the Way We Use Volunteers in Long-Term Care” by Paul Falkowski Ph.D. I first met Paul (virtually) when he interviewed me for the VolunCheerLeader Podcast. […]
Every possible resource will be needed to support an ever-aging population in the U.S.
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I am thrilled to announce that “Volunteering in Long-Term Communities” volunteer training is now available online!
When you think about a volunteer what comes to your mind? I see someone who is engaged, aware of his or her community needs and committed to helping others. Not remaining mere spectators, they step up to the plate to contribute their time, skills, and […]
For the past 25 years, I have been advocating for people to visit the people living in nursing homes. So often nursing home residents do not get visitors which may lead to feelings of loneliness and uselessness. Over the last seven years I have been […]
Perceptions are everything. From my earliest days of military training to the present, I have been taught and now am teaching my own students and volunteers that perceptions powerfully influence the way people think and react. This holds true for nursing homes as well. Recruiting […]
As promised, VolunCheerLeader.com will highlight great volunteer programs and promote the idea that volunteers, i.e., “super” volunteers can take on increased responsibilities to become a trained and meaningful support for professional care staff who are often stressed and overworked, with residents, patients who suffer from […]
As you know, VolunCheerLeader is on a quest to identify and highlight outstanding volunteer programs. My journey is taking to me many different places to include Auckland, New Zealand. Recently, while explaining my mission to someone they immediately piped up and said, “You have to […]
One of the first questions I get from owner/operators of nursing homes concerning volunteers is, “What about liability?” My response: “What about it?”