Helping Hands - Residents as Volunteers: 4 CE Hours

Helping Hands - Residents as Volunteers: 4 CE Hours


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This course is approved by both the NCCAP and the NAAPCC for 4 CE Hours.

The Activity Teacher course "Vibrant, Viable, Versatile Volunteers" describes how to plan for, train, recruit, use, and recognize volunteers, but only briefly mentions using the residents in your care communities and participants in your day centers as volunteers. This course expands on that potential. For the most part, this course does not repeat the material mentioned above. Therefore, we recommend that the two courses be taken together in order to cover key components such as training and recognition in greater detail. This course covers:

• The benefits of volunteering
• How to choose volunteer projects with residents
• Considerations for people with dementia or other frailties
• A range of volunteer projects and opportunities
• How to enhance each experience
• Evaluating and revising your volunteer programming
• Resources