All volunteer care givers are asked to perform a wide spectrum of duties which include: physical and emotional care of the residents and their families; reading or watching TV with the residents; preparing small meals; giving medications; and answering phones. Some volunteers bring their gifts of fund raising and clerical skills. We work together as a team and the house runs quite smoothly. Each person brings their own special qualities and gifts to give the best of everything to all those who visit Teresa House whether it is the residents, their families, or the other volunteers.
One of our main goals is to provide continuity of care. It takes 70 volunteers a week to keep the house running. Ideally we would like each volunteer to donate four hours a week, however any time would be greatly appreciated. We always have a special need on weekends and evenings. All new volunteers will be partnered with a seasoned volunteer. There is always a nurse on call for any questions or concerns that you may have.
*Return the Volunteer Application to Teresa House in person or by mail. We will then set up a time for orientation class, which includes a tour of the house and talk about how we can best fit into your schedule. Because of the nature of the care we provide, a police background check will also be arranged for you. This is required by the Teresa House Insurance carrier.
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