Enlist Volunteers in Residential and Dementia Care Homes

Everyone is so busy in a care or dementia home, including activity coordinators. So why not enlist volunteers from the community. It may take some time but there are many people who are looking for something to do / looking for the company of other people / want to feel useful.

Create mini posters and put in hair-dressers, barbers, local cafes, pubs, places of worship, factory, office or hospital notice boards for people to share with relatives who may be interested.

Reading the Sunday morning newspapers is just one task a volunteer could enjoy with resident[s]. How about making up some planters with spring bulbs? Maybe a retired joiner could make a birdhouse?

Top Tips: Don’t overload volunteers with too many sessions. Try to find people with different interests which would create more variety for residents. To help care teams engage and enrich social care see Happy Days Activity Manuals. Packed with social activities, master copy with usb and license per location.

See Activity Manuals here:

https://www.dementiaworkshop.co.uk/product-category/social-activities-dementia-manual-carers-support-workers-memory-prompt-alzheimers-www-dementiaworkshop-co-uk-residential-care-engagement-care-home-dementia-cafe-tool-kit-too-box-memory-reminiscence-al/