Training for Volunteers

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“Volunteer Training for Long-Term Care

The holidays can be a lonely time for people living in nursing homes. Less than half of them get visitors. But you can change that by becoming a volunteer. Volunteers that are properly trained become a valuable asset to both the people that live and work in long-term care communities. You can be confident that your training will allow you to engage people in meaningful and personalized activities. Volunteers have the “luxury of time.”

Volunteer training is available either onsite or online.

The training is interactive engaging the trainees in discussion groups, brainstorming activities, case studies, role play, and lecturettes. The volunteer can work at their own pace. Volunteers that successfully complete the training receive a Certificate of Completion.

The online training tuition is $50.  For more information about onsite training and rates contact

Topics covered:

  • Profile of Aging America
  • Ageism: Myths and Stereotypes
  • Profile of the Long-Term Care Community
  • Person-Centered Care and the Volunteer
  • Creating Authentic Partnerships
  • Basic Communication Techniques
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • How to be a Team Player
  • HIPAA/Resident Rights

If you have questions or would like more information, feel free to email

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