CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

I am currently recruiting dedicated volunteers in the Twin Cities area to assist with various tasks related to my Center for Prevention of Distressing and Harmful Resident-to-Resident Interactions in Dementia in Long-Term Care Homes. If interested, volunteers could also assist with other projects related to the quality of life, quality of care, safety, and dignity of people with dementia. One such example is Green Care Farms.

Each volunteer will be screened and selected based on her/his potential ability to complete the assigned tasks successfully and contribute to achieving the goals of the center.

I will provide orientation and ongoing training and guidance to each volunteer. If you are interested in discussing this possibility, please email me at:

eiloncaspi@gmail.com

To be considered for a volunteer position, please send me your Resume.

Qualified candidates will be invited for an in-person interview.

This is a great opportunity to learn about people living with dementia, their needs and rights, and contribute to raising awareness to this prevalent, concerning but unrecognized public health problem and keep these individuals safe and free from psychological harm.

I will be glad to answer any questions you may have about this role.

Thanks for your consideration,

Eilon

To learn about the benefits of volunteering among elders, see:

Anderson, N.D., Damianakis, T., Kroger, E., Wagner, L.M., Dawson, D.R., Binns, M.A., Bernstein, S., Caspi, E., & Cook, S.L., & The BRAVO Team (2014, Aug 25). The Benefits Associated with Volunteering Among Seniors: A Critical Review and Recommendations for Future Research. Psychological Bulletin, 140(6), 1505-1533.

Link to the abstract of the article:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25150681