A general volunteer searches out volunteerism on their own, or chooses to do so for the satisfaction of sharing their time and talents with our residents.
After completion of training, the transportation volunteer will be able to accompany Faith, Hope & Charity staff or a Faith, Hope & Charity 1:1 (25 hour) volunteer on outings for the resident for which the transportation volunteer has been trained only. The transportation volunteer will only assist in lifting, and will not be permitted to provide personal care for the resident.
One-to-One Volunteer (1:1):
A 1:1 volunteer must be interested in developing a special one-to-one friendship with a particular resident, such as a "big brother or sister" type relationship. Because this type of volunteer is an important model to the child and has a deeper personal relationship, we request a more detailed orientation prior to becoming a 1:1 volunteer.
A student may be required to spend a specified amount of time with our residents to enhance their awareness and education of children with developmental disabilities as part of their class criteria.
Special Projects and Activities:
People from the community who would like to get involved in helping with housekeeping, maintenance, pet therapy, or a special project would meet with the Recreation Coordinator to discuss their intentions and proceed with the necessary steps.
- Background checks for child abuse and dependent adult abuse are mandatory before a volunteer is unsupervised with a resident.
- Visitors/Volunteers do not replace staff on duty. Visitors/Volunteers do not administer medications. Visitors/Volunteers do not administer physical therapy.
- All volunteers shall be 18 years of age or older. Persons under 18 years of age may serve only as a General Volunteer and only if accompanied by a parent who will also agree to meet the General Volunteer guidelines.
- All volunteers shall complete a training checklist, initialed and dated by the Recreation Coordinator, prior to beginning their volunteer service.