Volunteer Ottawa is pleased to announce a FREE workshop being offered in partnership with Volunteer Toronto.
Developed specifically with the challenges of Long-Term Care Homes and Hospice Programs in mind, this workshop will cover topics from planning for long-term care/hospice roles to maintaining boundaries with vulnerable clients and addressing negative perceptions of volunteering with the sick.
- A great source of companionship and support, volunteers in long-term care homes and hospice programs often become emotionally connected with residents and patients. This training was created specifically to help volunteer managers tackle the unique challenges of attracting, retaining and training volunteers for long-term care homes and hospice programs.
- When volunteer roles are emotionally demanding, establishing and enforcing boundaries can be difficult. This workshop will include strategies for creating and maintaining effective boundaries with vulnerable clients, and tackling negative perceptions of volunteering in long-term care homes and hospices for more effective volunteer recruitment and retention.
During her time at Volunteer Toronto, Kasandra James has provided volunteer management support and advice to over 650 non-profit organizations across the city. She is an expert in youth volunteerism, and has led Volunteer Toronto’s Youth Auditor Program to help organizations engage high school volunteers in more meaningful ways.
As part of Volunteer Toronto’s new specialized training project, Kasandra has conducted an in-depth assessment of the unique volunteer management needs and challenges of five non-profit sub-sectors, consulting with relevant provincial associations and communities to help inform best practices. She is using that knowledge to deliver workshops across Ontario that give volunteer managers the specialized training and resources they need to help their programs thrive.
Visit vmtraining.volunteertoronto.ca to learn more and register for this workshop. Volunteer managers who are unable to attend in-person workshops can also access courses online at any time.